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Over The EdgeMarch 17, 2016
"If all of your friends jumped off a building, would you?" Now is your chance to answer the rhetorical question your parents asked you with a defiant, "YES."
On Friday, June 10-11, 2016 Harvest Hope Food Bank will be holding Over the Edge to End Hunger at The Hub in Columbia and you're invited. Fundraisers that raise $1,000 or more will earn a spot to rappel down the 2nd tallest building in Columbia to help feed hungry people in South Carolina.
Are you interested in feeding hungry people in your community? Sign up today. Check out tips for getting donations here. If rappelling down a 21-story building isn’t your thing, that’s okay. You can sponsor other rappellers here.
View the full website: https://www.harvesthopeovertheedge.com/
Look forward to seeing you there!
This is the view of The Hub looking up from the street.
How Renee Started VolunteeringMarch 10, 2016
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Renee Collins. Renee is one of Harvest Hope Food Bank’s awesome volunteers! Renee was able to take a short break from her volunteer work to chat.
When asked why she likes volunteering at Harvest Hope, she replied, “I see results, instantly...Here, you see the faces and you know that you are helping somebody ‘right now’ and it’s personal.” She added, “I loved it and just kept coming back."
Renee and her autistic son started volunteering at Harvest Hope in 2012. “I wanted to give him a place where he could volunteer during the summer and on the days that he doesn’t have school,” said Renee. She also mentioned that another reason she decided to volunteer was to give her son the unique opportunity to develop work skills that would help him in the future.
Volunteering at Harvest Hope is a great opportunity for young people to see how others experience the world and opens their eyes to something new. It was great hearing about the reasons why Renee and her son give their time to the community through our organization. Thanks for sharing with us, Renee!
If you know of anyone else with an interesting story to tell, like Renee’s, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eartha Kitt Foundation Raises Money For Harvest HopeFebruary 19, 2016
The Eartha Kitt Foundation, founded by Kitt Shapiro (daughter of the late actress), was created in memory of a legendary local entertainer and to further her commitment to helping those in need. Noticing the efforts made by Harvest Hope Food Bank in the wake of October’s flood and wanting to find a way to get involved, the Foundation reached out to us.
On February 1st, they created a crowdrise page in order to raise $10,000 (equal to 50,000 meals) to help us provide essential support for clients in our service areas.
Eartha Mae Kitt was an American entertainer, born in North, South Carolina. She remains well-known for her 1967 role as Catwoman in, the third and final season of the television series, Batman. Orson Welles, a famous American actor, director, writer and producer once called her the "most exciting woman in the world.”
Many of us, here, at Harvest Hope also remember Eartha singing Santa Baby. This song brings back so many memories! Please take a moment to remember Eartha and check out the YouTube video below:
We would like to extend our heart-felt gratitude to The Eartha Kitt Foundation for your generous support of our mission. We are really excited about this opportunity to help people in the community and the opportunity to honor and perpetuate the memory of a local legend.