Thanks to all of those who braved the rain and came out for my pie party last week; it was a great success! I had 42 pies, but due to the rain and traffic, some did not make it and the extras were also donated to the Trinity Center. I really enjoyed catching up with some familiar – and meeting some new – faces! I love hosting, and this is one of my favorite events of the year.
All in all, you helped me send an SUV full of donations (clothes, food, shoes, etc.) to the Trinity Center, and I was able to donate over $900 (checks and gift cards) as well! What a wonderful gift from all of you!
I believe the best part about the party itself was that it connected people in the community who hadn’t seen each other in a long time! There were lots of great conversations and drawing for door prizes. Some people just came by to drop off a donation, pick up a pie, but many “gathered” and mingled.
A special thanks to Daryl “Indy” Choy for giving out chair massages to my guests, plus two massage gift certificates! And an extra shout-out to the folks (Bob & Peggy) who sent me the picture (see below) of them dressed as “private pies.” I got a kick out of that! I hope to see you all again next year as this event continues to grow! Now I just need a bigger, more open space. Maybe a remodel…
Next week, my annual pie party and donation drive will be taking place! I am looking forward to seeing some familiar faces, along with some new ones.
This effort supports the Trinity Center in Walnut Creek, which is a homeless shelter helping to assist those in need around our area. I believe the reason Walntu Creek doesn’t have a large homeless problem is because of the good work done by the Trinity Center to offer them viable solutions.
I used to do a just a coat drive for the one warm coat, but the last three years I have made it a pumpkin pie pick-up party with a donation drive supporting the Trinity Center. I supply the pie, the party and people bring donations for Trinity, and it is a wonderful pre-holiday time to connect with neighbors and clients. Any pies that don’t get picked up, also get donated. Since I distribute this flyer in Parkmead, I usually hire students or moms to pass them out and pay $25. This year a neighbor Cynthia helped and asked me to donate the money to Trinity – I will be buying a Chevron gas card.
This year, they are asking specifically for some clothing items in both men’s and women’s sizes. See the image below for details. Items can be used, but clean with no holes or stains, but certain items like underwear should be new ;-).
As for the pies, reserve one today and make sure to bring a donation for the Trinity Center. If you can’t swing by to pick it up yourself, message me and we’ll arrange something. Try to come by and get it yourself, because the party I’m hosting will be a blast!