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12 Ways to Give Back This Year

Through the years, you’ve found countless meaningful ways to support the clients of God’s Love. Through volunteering, donating, and simply acting as an ambassador, you have done so much to make sure we can always be there for our neighbors living with severe and chronic illness.

In that spirit, here are some unique ways you can give back to God’s Love.

Make a Facebook fundraiser for God's Love

What’s an easy thing to do with friends that raises awareness and funds for God’s Love? A Facebook fundraiser! Every $10 you raise funds a delicious, medically tailored meal for a client living with illness. Start your Facebook fundraiser here.

In honor of their wedding, Alexandra Idol and Justin Sperling encouraged guests to make donations to God’s Love. In total, they have raised over $90,000, funding more than 9,000 meals!

Last year, food stylist and photographer extraordinaire, Julia Choi, took photos of our entrees, soups, and desserts, for the Menu section of our site. This isn’t the first time Julia has put her professional skills to use supporting God’s Love — you’ll remember her photos of the cookies and brownies in our holiday catalog!

genLOVE member Nicholas Compagnone hosted the first annual Rockaway Soiree fundraiser at his home in the Far Rockaways this past July. Read about the night and learn more about how you can get involved in our young professionals group genLOVE here.

Our Thursday night volunteer shift held their 9th annual Lasagna dinner fundraiser in November. In the past 9 years, they’ve raised over $20,000!

This holiday season, our friends at The Met held their annual Holiday Bake-Off, raising $1,000 for God’s Love We Deliver. Read all about the event in our blog post.

Chef Amanda Freitag, after competing twice for God’s Love on the hit TV show Chopped, beat the other chefs in a special Thanksgiving episode in  November. We held an exciting viewing the night the episode aired and toasted her with champagne when she won!

Mia, daughter of Bill and Kristi Ribbecke, started making art pieces for friends of her family, and donating the proceeds to God’s Love. Since she started her project, Mia has sold 150 drawings, selling them for $1, $2, or even $5 each! Thank you for putting so much heart into your art, Mia!

Last April, God’s Love was pleased to serve as the setting for a beautiful celebration of the life of Sean Driscoll. Sean was an early supporter and Board member at God’s Love. In celebration of his life, Sean and his friends have sponsored a new van to join our fleet. If you’re interested in sponsoring a van, please reach out to Jessica Balboni at jbalboni@glwd.org.

Last year, we had cyclists and runners go hundreds of miles in support of our mission. Our friends at Douglas Elliman biked dozens of miles in preparation for the Douglas Elliman Ride for Love (thwarted by bad weather, but that didn’t keep others from biking their own 100-mile rides later!), and our marathon team ran miles for meals.

It’s never too early to start volunteering and supporting your favorite charity! This past year, our Young Hearts planted herbs in our garden, built breakfast kits for the children on our program, raised funds with our Piggy Banks, and more!

Every year, our volunteers work in every capacity with every department. Here are some of the unique ways they gave back last year.

The list goes on! We are so grateful to our community for thinking of our clients and making God’s Love a part of their lives.

Thank You for all that You Do

And there are many ways to get involved this year. Perhaps you’ll purchase a Tile for Love, host a Facebook fundraiser, or find another way to give. Perhaps you’ll make birthday cards for our clients or sponsor something on our Wish List. Perhaps you’ll join us at NYC Pride or become a member of our Legacy Society.

Whatever your involvement, and however you choose to give your time, talent, support, and love, know that we are grateful for all of the many ways you help make our work possible. Thank you, from the bottom of our pots.