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MC Reality & Ticket Readers … Annual All Faiths Food Drive!

My Sense and the City column in today’s TICKET section of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune kicks off my annual November fundraising drive to help feed the hungry in our community through the All Faiths Food Bank. You can read the column online by clicking on this text: The Tradition of Giving Thanks By Giving to Others

Once again, I’m donating my entire earnings during November from my freelance newspaper gig — which this year will be more than prior years I’m happy to say!

If you’d like to join in with MC’s drive for All Faiths Food Bank, there are two easy ways to do so:

Online: Visit (just write “MC’s TICKET column drive” in the special instructions box).

Mail: Send a check, with the same notation — MC’s TICKET column drive”, to All Faiths Food Bank, 8171 Blaikie Court, Sarasota, Florida 34240-8321.

I’ll be reporting results in an upcoming TICKET column and on this blog as well.

If you’re able to participate and donate money — that’s wonderful, but, as I point out in my column, there are lots of ways to “give thanks” without specifically giving cash … one of the best ways is just by being kinder. The next time someone pulls a bone-headed move in traffic, the next time you’re waiting in a long line, the next time the older person in front of you is moving slower than a tortoise, the next time some kid is screaming his head off … just take a deep breath and be patient! If you’re in a car, waiting in line to buy something, in a hurry to get somewhere and able to hear … hey, you’ve got a lot to be thankful for! :)

Posted on November 3rd, 2011Comments RSS Feed
2 Responses to MC Reality & Ticket Readers … Annual All Faiths Food Drive!
  1. After your article was printed (and it was GREAT by the way!) I clipped it out and saved it for a day like today. I have just now made my $100 contribution on the All Faith’s website. (So easy)
    You are right when you say we have a lot to be thankful for! I know I do and I’m enjoying sharing it with others who don’t!
    Thank you MC Coolidge! You have enlightened me!

  2. Pamela — I can’t thank you enough for contributing — any amount is appreciated, but thank you so much for your very generous donation! I’m actually planning to do an update later today to let readers know how much has been raised so far. Thank you!

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