EVENTS & PHILANTHROPY
HASHTAG LUNCHBAG 2016
#HashtagLunchbag is a volunteer movement that started in Los Angeles, CA by six friends who wanted to give back with one simple goal: deliver a hearty & balanced meal to local homeless in various communities. By utilizing social media to showcase their good deeds, others became eager to get involved in social action. We create and use bagged lunches, complete with love messages, as a vessel to spread this love and share our experiences to inspire others. To date, the #HashtagLunchbag movement is responsible for feeding nearly 10,000 people around the U.S. and Canada.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
TURKEY DRIVE 2015
PRECISION CONCIERGE dominates the concierge industry, covering everything from land, air and sea transportation to event planning. Apart from the professional services they provide, PRECISION CONCIERGE is also heavily involved with charitable functions.
In late-November of 2015, PCNY was involved with the Turkey Drive, which raised money and donated goods to those less fortunate. The first day of the two-part event was the charity drive and took place on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Thirty cars, holding 60 people in all, drove from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, NY to Pat’s Steaks in Philadelphia, PA. Participants who wished to join the car fleet donated $200 for the cause; others wrote out checks to do their part – both of which are fully tax-deductible thanks to Strong Youth Inc. PCNY based the Turkey Drive around cars, because they say that when you gather people of the same likes, it can cause a larger gathering and networking system.
The second part of the charity event took place on Saturday, November 21, 2015. PCNY, along with Nicosia’s Bakery handed out goods for the holidays, including turkeys and fresh bread, to individuals at three locations: Catholic Charities Community Services of Archdiocese in Yonkers, Hope Worldwide in the Bronx, and the Harlem Senior Center in Manhattan. In all, 500 turkeys and 500 loaves of bread were donated to people whose smiles shone brighter than the sun on that day. Three monster trucks drove from the first spot to the third bringing joy to those who least expected it.
Paying it forward alongside people who share the same mindset have turned this Turkey Drive into more than just a charitable event. Young entrepreneurs and auto enthusiasts gathered to practice a selfless act and play an active part in the donation process. There are plenty of ways to participate in charity, though it can be argued that it feels more rewarding when you have the opportunity to make contact with the people you give back to.
PCNY is thankful for having had the opportunity to host the Turkey Drive and contribute to society. “We broke our goal this year,” says Wayne Schneider, owner of PCNY. “The turnout was so incredible that we are planning to do a toy run after this in December.” WATCH THE RECAP VIDEO BELOW