VOLUNTEER TO ILLUSTRATE BAGS

We're in need of uplifting, warm, and cheery decorations on our brown bags that hold fresh produce and hot lunches delivered to our homebound elderly recipients. Many of our seniors save and collect the brown bags as a keepsake because of how moved they are by our community's efforts. We would love to keep this going and aim for this caliber of attention to detail with each and every delivery of our meals. 

For illustration inspiration, please look at the "Brown Bags” Instagram story highlight bubble on our main page.

 

LOCAL RESIDENTS PICKING UP BROWN BAGS TO BRING HOME:

  • Heart of Dinner supplies the brown bags and the handwritten notes. Volunteers supply their own materials and supplies to decorate the bags.

  • Send us a message via our contact page with the subject "brown bag illustration volunteer". In the message area, let us know the quantity you'd like to pick up-- a batch of 50, 100, or 250? 

  • We will send you a confirmation email if we have available brown bags to pass out. 

  • If you receive an email from us confirming your pickup, bring a large tote bag to carry quantities of 50 or 100 brown bags home. For the quantity of 250 brown bags, we strongly encourage that you bring two large tote bags or a really large bag like the size of an IKEA canvas bag.

  • All volunteers are to illustrate/decorate the brown bags and write HEART OF DINNER and the Chinese translation  愛心餐. Some bags will require you to write our restaurant partner's name on it. Some bags may require double-bagging. We will send you these directions, if you do not have this information by the time you bring your brown bags home with you, please send us a message. 

  • Record a vertical timelapse of the creation process of your illustrations so we can share with our community! Please keep the timelapse videos within 15 seconds for us to post on our Instagram Stories and DM it to us @HEARTOFDINNER. 

  • Drop off the completed bags within 2 weeks at the address below: 

LOCAL DROP-OFFS:

Essex Market

Enter on Broome Street b/w Essex St. and Norfolk St.

Take the elevator or stairs up to the mezzanine floor

Only drop-off on Wednesdays between 12pm-2pm

VOLUNTEERS INTERESTED IN MAILING IN ILLUSTRATED BROWN BAGS:

  • Volunteers supply their own brown bags and materials and supplies to decorate the bags.

  • Brown bags must be 13.5” x 9  5/8” (or as close as possible.) 

  • Be sure to contact us to let us know the quantity of bags you plan to mail to us and ask us for directions on what to write on the brown bags. 

  • Record a vertical timelapse of the creation process so we can share with our community! Please keep the timelapse videos within 15 seconds for us to post on our Instagram Stories and message it to us. 

  • A tremendous thank you for your generosity and your time! 

  • Please mail completed bags to the address below: 

MAILING ADDRESS:

Yin Chang & Moonlynn Tsai 

130 Lafayette Street 

#32

New York, NY, 10013

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