The only thing better than being able to dress up and go out for a night in New York, is to dress up and go out in New York to raise money for an amazing cause. I was thrilled to be a part of the Lunchbox Fund Book Fair at the Peidmonte Room, Del Posto, March 21.
Topaz Page Green, who organized this event is the founder of The Lunchbox Fund. This remarkable organization provides a daily school lunch to children in impoverished regions of South Africa. Because many children are hungry, a lunch motivates them to come to school and learn which is the best hope to break the cycle of devastation in their lives. This creates stronger communities and a stronger world.
Pure Bar has been a proud supporter of The Lunchbox Fund for almost two years. We donated over 40,000 lunches last year and will donate even more this year. Having spent time in Africa with my grandparents who were missionaries, this opportunity touches my heart and hits close to home. It is always a blessing to come together with friends to help support a extraordinary cause.
The Spring Book Fair featured homemade celebrity publications that were auctioned off. There were creations from Yoko Ono, Desmond Tutu, Chuck Close, Mario Batali and more. It was also a star studded event with celebrities like Michael Stipe, Alan Cummings, Salman Rushdie, Rain Phoenix, Helena Christensen, and Courtney Love in attendance.
The best news of all though was that the Book Fair Event raised over $200,000 for The Lunchbox Fund and that’s a lot of lunches! I want to thank everyone who donated to this event and supported it, and especially to the Pure Bar customers who support our promotions and help us donate thousands of lunches to children who need them every year.