Your Group: Smith Street Cardinals
Location: Uniondale, NY
Years Participated: 8
First Year: 2009
This Year: Collected $141 for St Martha's Pantry at St. Martha's Church
Thank you for making a difference in your community!
How did you hear of Souper Bowl of Caring?Via the internet a few years ago when seeking a non-profit to donate canned items.
Why did you choose to join the Souper Bowl of Caring team?We love the philosophy of the organization and the positive approach to organizing donations.
What does your group do to participate in the Souper Bowl of Caring movement?We set up barrels for collection, we discuss our communities needs/wants and promote the event to support the collection.
What have you found is most successful for raising cash and food items?Food items are most successful, although we are always able to make at least one cash donation to our local parish.
Was there any particularly meaningful or moving story from your collection you would like to share?Children are the focal point of these collections and when we delivered the items to our local church, to the actual food pantry, there were families already lined up for food selections. Our children were able to witness the fact that the canned items were needed, and were being used by individuals in need of food. The children commented that this work was valuable and made them feel that they did make a difference for others and within our community by collecting such canned goods for the pantry.
Tell us a little about where you donate your collection to.St Martha's Food Pantry in Uniondale New York
Are there any resources you feel Souper Bowl of Caring could develop to enhance your collection?A possibility would be more posters to hang in the hallways-as we anticipate the collection week-this will enable all school members to donate as well.
What does participating in Souper Bowl of Caring mean to your group?We feel proud that we have made a difference in our community by collecting so many canned items. We have built a partnership with our local food pantry and our local church and we now count on each other's charitable work to help others within the community.
What does it mean to you?It means we have made an impact on our children to service the community to the best of their ability.