God's Love We Deliver
166 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
Throughout her years of service, Joan demonstrated deep commitment, compassion and generosity. Each year, she delivered holiday meals to our clients, surprising them with jokes and brightening the holiday for so many. In 2009, she won over $500,000 for God's Love in the NBC reality competition, Celebrity Apprentice.
Joan brought warmth, humor and love to every delivery she made and every event she supported. Her impact on the God's Love community will always be felt by our clients, volunteers, staff and supporters. We are honored that her daughter, Melissa Rivers, has joined our Board of Directors, continuing her mother's legacy and commitment.
Joan's devotion to God's Love was felt for more than 25 years, which is why we are naming our Bakery after her. She loved and carried out our important mission, and held a special place in her heart for our bakery and all that it made possible – birthday cakes for every client, child and caregiver, special brownies baked by Chuck the Baker, and a "sweet" end to every meal for our clients. Joan loved the clients, volunteers, and staff of God's Love, and made a special friend of our very own Chuck the Baker over the years, another reason the bakery that Chuck works in every day carries on her legacy.
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