I like pie.
I like helping dogs.
I like helping people.
I never dared to dream that I would able to combine these three interests into one activity. The pie piece (feel free to groan) always threw me off. However, someone out there has solved this puzzle. Now, you can eat pie that helps puppies and people.
Fun fact: Generosity pie (as opposed to humble pie) totally has no calories.*
If you buy a Thanksgiving pie (or you know, a Tuesday pie – why should we limit pie to holidays?) using this link, you can benefit two charities at once! City Dogs Rescue in DC is selling pies to support Food & Friends, another DC charity. The mission of Food & Friends is “to foster a community caring for men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses by preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries in conjunction with nutrition counseling.”
The proceeds from the pie sales go to help Food & Friends support people in need. In addition, for each pie that City Dogs Rescue sells, Friendship Hospital for Animals has generously offered to give CDR over $20 in free vet services.
So, as you can see, eating pie allows you to help both people and pets. If I’m doing my math right, that means that you’re actually required to eat pie now. Such a sacrifice. We’ll get through it together, okay?
Pies start at $25 and can be picked up at over thirty locations in DC, Maryland, and Virginia on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. If you don’t live in the area (or don’t like pie for some confusing reason**), you can even order your pie to be donated to a Food & Friends client for the holidays. Click here or on the photo above to order.
I’ve volunteered with Food & Friends in the past, and it’s truly an amazing organization. I’ve dabbled in volunteer blogging for City Dogs Rescue too, and they’re also pretty rad. (I can’t believe I just used that word. I’m so tragically unhip these days.) So, get out there and order some pies. You can never have too much pie.
*This is not really a fact, although it’s still fun.
**I am puzzled by your very existence. What did pie ever do to you?