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volunteer event: team w/ union station for Thanksgiving in Central Park, Pasa

GPS peeps!  miss darcy has left the building & is en route to Central Park:  219 So. Fair Oaks Blvd. Pasadena, 91105. Thanksgiving is the last Thursday in November this year:  Nov. 28th. Note:[masked]: Game on, ladies!  See you @ the Park! Memo from Union and driving miss darcy's research indicate there will be showers TK evening, which will not affect our service. In the event of rain early TK day, our event is cancelled. Early Thursday AM,  I'll send our particpants a thumbs up or no-go message.  Blessings and thank-you to all.

This will be our 7th Thanksgiving working with Union Station to feed hearty turkey lunches to those less fortunate. Last year, that number swelled to over 3,000 guests! Giving divas like us and Union Station can handle 20-30 volunteers.   

Update, November 13: I did negotiate for our wonderful ladies to work one of (2) shifts, as part of the "food drop-off crew." Let me know which of the (2) shifts best fits. Shift 1 arrives @ appx 8:40 ish AM--we get signed in and situated, ready for the early shift 9 AM-11 AM.  Shift 2 arrives appx. 10:45ish, to work their (later) shift:  11AM- 1PM. Spreading joy is our mission, spending time amongst ourseves and the anticpated 3,000 guests will be our reward.  

We're picking up non-perishables from the drive-by generous donors; while others attempt to keep the drop off tables from collapsing, and using our i-Pads and GPS devices, : + ) organize some terrific plan of where meal items will be placed until lunch.  Or, we divas do what Union mucky mucks tell us to do.  Serve where needed. 

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  • Maria E.

    Thank you setting up the opportunity for Shanti and I to serve!

    1 · November 29, 2013

  • Kim E.

    It's always an honor to serve those in need and a time to remember and be grateful for all that we have. It's a special treat to be a part of giving back with such an inspiring group of women. Darcy - you da bomb! Thanks fior your leadership. I love you guys !

    1 · November 29, 2013

  • driving miss d.

    I am awed and humbled by the general sense of spiritual giving that transpired yesterday in Central Park. All my divas, their friends, one honorary div-oh! Shanti (gracias, Maria Elenita!) and the Union Gang worked in harmony under the precise instructions of Local 99, all hail the food service employees union! Thank you all from my very touched heart. Have a terrific weekend!

    November 29, 2013

  • eula

    I will be there for the early shift #1.

    1 · November 9, 2013

  • Dee M

    I'll volunteer for the earlier shift

    1 · November 12, 2013

    • driving miss d.

      Thank you, dear friend. Many are summoned, but few are of the chosen few. You're one of a kind, Miss Dee! See you soon.

      November 12, 2013

  • Marty C.

    Hi Darcy,
    Great meeting you today! I'd like to volunteer for the 11:30 shift. (I'll be bringing my bike if anyone would like to join me for a ride around Old Pasadena afterwards.)
    Thanks!

    1 · September 29, 2013

    • driving miss d.

      Ground control to Major Marty: The second shift is a report @ 10:45 AM, jam from 11 AM to 1 PM shift. Answer re: bike racks: none that are secure, my friend. Lock bike on your automobile rack or in auto. Do you copy? To Marty and all who've answered the call, what a wonderful way to give thanks!

      November 12, 2013

    • Marty C.

      Copy! And good to know about bike racks - thanks!

      1 · November 12, 2013

  • Lupe O.

    Count me and friend for the early shift :)

    1 · November 12, 2013

    • driving miss d.

      We're too friendly for our group, too friendly for the park, too friendly for our friends..."

      2 · November 12, 2013

    • Maria E.

      So friendly it hurts.....

      1 · November 12, 2013

  • Maria E.

    Hey. It'll be shift #2 for us. I hope we have some company!

    1 · November 2, 2013

    • driving miss d.

      You'll have terrific company: miss darcy, Marty w/ be there--lots of folks ain't responded to time prefs yet, ME!

      November 2, 2013

  • Marv

    Hi Darcy and everyone,

    Even though I RSVP'd, I thought I would jump onto the conversation here. I will be there for the 1st shift. I'm looking forward to meeting all the beautiful people. >)

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • Jackie

    Hi We would like to volunteer for the 9 - 11 shift. Thanks

    1 · September 12, 2013

    • driving miss d.

      That's terrfic, Jackie! Thanks to you and all my giving divas!!

      September 13, 2013

    • driving miss d.

      Hi, Jackie, Now that our schedule is more air-tight, and our jay oh bees are better defined, you two certainly can have shift #1. While working, I'll want to hear about your fab, well-deserved European holiday. Can you bring a power-point? : + )

      November 1, 2013

  • Marisa A.

    Yes! Norma and I will be joining you! We can't wait. Can we so the first shift? <3

    1 · November 1, 2013

    • driving miss d.

      Marisa and Norma: badda bing, badda bang: first shift for you 2 spirited divas.

      November 1, 2013

  • Lupe O.

    Darcy, thank you for organizing this event. It's a great reward to be of service.... XOXO

    1 · August 24, 2013

    • driving miss d.

      Mi'ja, Lupe: I am so lucky to have friends/sisters/comadres­ who think similarly. There is almost more joy in giving than in receiving.

      1 · August 24, 2013

    • driving miss d.

      Pensamos igualita, mi amiga. Te veo muy pronto--con ganas, si se puede!!

      November 1, 2013

  • Kim E.

    I'm interested in the earlier shift, too ;)

    1 · September 30, 2013

  • BlancaEstela

    Look forward to Thanksgiving volunteer event. Ciao.

    1 · August 28, 2013

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