What do you get when you add together the NYC Dads Group, the GOOD+ Foundation, and Plum Organics?
Food and clothing delivered to the underprivileged for the holidays, starting on Giving Tuesday.
Plum Organics, the nation’s leading organic baby food brand, delivered pallets of food — most weighing over 400 pounds, to various cities around the country with chapters of City Dads Group. Here in New York, the Plum Organic products were delivered to the GOOD+ Foundation, a nonprofit group that works with a network of more than 100 community-based organizations throughout the United States to distribute essentials to families in need. GOOD+ Foundation added care packages of children’s clothing to the outgoing food deliveries.
Enter the NYC Dads Group. Gotham’s fathers sorted the clothing by gender and size so it would be ready to go out to needy children in the community.
If you’re going to have enough clothes to make a difference, then you are going to need a lot of clothes, and a veritable mountain awaited our dad.
The dads weren’t daunted in the least. They immediately set to work, determined to have everything ready to go for Giving Tuesday.
As all parents know, getting time away from your family isn’t the easiest thing to do, but the opportunity to help Plum Organics and the GOOD+ Foundation assist children and families in need got a huge turnout.
When asked why they were doing this, our volunteers gave enthusiastic answers. “I’m here to help the community,” said NYC Dads Group member Jeff Chew.
“I look forward to this every year,” said Larry Interrante, a longtime group member from Queens. “How can you not want to help out children living in your community?”
The dads ended up having quite a lot of fun that night. When you’re doing good, and doing it along side some good friends, well – surprise – you get into a good mood.
“We’re proud to be working with Plum Organics, and helping the GOOD+ Foundation get some much needed clothing and food to the underprivileged in our community,” said NYC and City Dads Group co-founder Lance Somerfeld. “Hanging with a bunch of great guys just adds to all of it!”
It was amazing how quickly our dads tore through their work. It seemed to be all done in mere moments. Inspired dads are efficient dads.
It turned out to be an entertaining and fulfilling evening. You’d be surprised how much fun you can have sorting children’s clothes.
Few experiences are as rewarding as helping children who need it. In many ways, that’s exactly what being a fathers should be about.
You don’t inspire people with your words, you inspire them with your actions. If you’re a father, you’re a role model, whether you like it or not. Your job is to set a good example. Full stop.
Thank you, Plum Organics, for helping us be good examples.
(All photos by Chad R. MacDonald)