As part of our Monthly Storytelling Series, we raise awareness of and funds for a local non-profit, the community-based organizations that keep our New York neighborhoods thriving.

November’s Featured Partner:

God’s Love We Deliver, a non-sectarian NYC non-profit, is committed to improving the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition. They prepare and deliver nutritious, high-quality meals, free of charge without regard to income, to people who, because of their illness, are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves as well as providing illness-specific nutrition education and counseling to clients, families, care providers and other service organizations.

The Story: In 1985, a hospice volunteer named Ganga Stone paid a visit to an AIDS patient that changed her life. The patient, Richard Sale, was too ill to cook for himself. Ganga’s compassion took hold, a meal was prepared and delivered on the next visit, and an epiphany was born: Something as basic as delivering a meal could bring dignity and recognition to a desperate situation.

Ganga’s experience then drove her to a second epiphany. The severity of Richard’s situation demanded something more than simply delivering food. It required preparing nutritionally-tailored meals that would support an individual’s specific medical treatment. She researched his needs and was on her way again, with a new meal in hand, when she was stopped by a minister in the neighborhood who recognized her. He asked what she was doing, she told him, and he replied, “you’re not just delivering food … you’re delivering God’s love.”

And Ganga said, “That’s the name.” And God’s Love We Deliver was born.

Previous Non-Profit Partners

The Bushwick Starr
Call for Submissions: SubletSeries@HERE Program | Dance/NYC
https://here.org/

Food Bank for NYC’s Woman to Woman Campaign

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The Jean Moye Dark Fund

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https://www.niawitherspoon.com/the-jean-moye-dark-fund

Transforma Theatre is a New York based not-for-profit creating interactive theatrical experiences at the nexus of consciousness, science, and ritual.

https://artsandminds.org/
http://visitingneighbors.org/