A few years ago, I helped the Hunger Task Force collect mini marshmallows for their Thanksgiving dinner bins. Others gathered the turkey, stuffing and whatnot. I took responsibility for the mini-marshmallows for the sweet potato casserole portion. Our goal was 800 bags and we collected 1,300 bags. I was so proud of my fellow social media friends who jumped at the chance to contribute. It was a great success as we received marshmallows from numerous states outside of Wisconsin, including Minnesota, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, and even anonymous donors. Pretty amazing.
I’ve learned that Jan is heading up the collections for the Hunger Task Force at BVK, the PR/Social Media agency I work at. And I thought I would do my part to help Jan out, since we only have two weeks to collect.
Last time, I made the theme “Crossing the Streams to Fight Hunger” in honor of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Ghostbusters. Because Jan is leading the cause this year, I thought it only appropriate that this year’s theme should be, “Marcia-mallows, Marcia-mallows, Marcia-mallows!”
For those of you who are too young to remember, “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!” is a “Brady Bunch” reference. And if you’re too young to catch that reference, then get off my lawn, you damn fool kids!
So let’s help Jan finally get the best of Marcia, and let’s gather 500 bags of marshmallows to help fight hunger this Thanksgiving holiday. There are some important things to know, though.
Between now and November 12th, 2013 I will be collecting bags of mini marshmallows with the goal of collecting 500 bags to contribute to the 500 Thanksgiving dinner bins! There are numerous ways you can help get the best of marcia-mallows, marcia-mallows, marcia-mallows and feed hundreds of hungry families this holiday season.
You can reblog this message. You can retweet this message. You can post this message on Facebook. And most importantly, you can donate a bag(s) of mini marshmallows!
So how do you donate?
If you live in or around the Milwaukee area, you can:
- of course, drop them off at the Hunger Task Force Monday – Friday between 8:30am and 5pm. They are located at 201 S Hawley Ct in Milwaukee (think Miller Park area). Please be sure to tell the individual at the dock that these are for the Thanksgiving Bins program so that they don’t get lost into the general donation bins and will be included in the count.
- drop them off at my place of employment, BVK. BVK is hosting a donation box, so Monday – Friday before 5pm you can visit 250 W Coventry Ct. STE 200 in Milwaukee, WI 53217 (up the road from Bayshore Town Center, off Port Washington Rd.) where you can leave your mini marshmallows with Jan at the front desk of the 2nd floor or you can ask for me and I’ll stop over!
- If you don’t live in the Milwaukee area but would like to help, then you can send them to my attention at BVK via the address above! This was a popular way, the last time I did this. There’s nothing more fun than opening FedEx and USPS packages of wonderfully smelling marshmallows.
The Hunger Task Force will be stopping by BVK on the afternoon of November 12th to collect the marshmallows, so please have all donations sent by then. I’m excited to help them out again this year, and hope you’ll do the same – after all, how often do you get to donate marshmallows, of all things?! Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions!
Please remember that they need to be mini marshmallows and need to be white and not the multi-colored ones, since these will be used with the sweet potato casseroles in the Thanksgiving dinner.
Let’s finally stick it to Marcia, by throwing hundreds of marcia-mallows at her. It’s much safer than throwing a football at her. And we end up feeding a lot more people this way at the holidays, too!