CourseHorse, an NYC class booking platform, reached out to craft bloggers, among others, to help raise funds to help feed hungry New Yorkers through the Food Bank For NYC. If you are a New York resident and want to help, visit the platform and sign up for one of the classes they feature. They'll cover a number of fun and seasonal topics (like Cooking Thanksgiving Sides, Pumpkin-Flavored Gelato-Making, Fall Wine and Whiskey Pairings, Autumn Painting and Photography, Bookbinding and even How to Make Small Talk And Survive the Holidays). Best yet, proceeds will go directly to the Food Back to provide meals to those in need.
From November 12-18th, top class providers across the city will host unique, hand-crafted and seasonally themed classes with a goal of helping feed 10,000 New Yorkers in need this season.
For those who are unable to take a class, special gift cards good for future use on any of Course Horse's 20k classes are also available. In addition, anybody can 'Provide a Meal' for free just by registering via a special Facebook campaign.
Below are some important links, and a short press release from CourseHorse.
- You can see the classes here: http://coursehorse.com/foodforthought
- You can 'Provide a Meal' for FREE through a special Facebook campaign: http://bit.ly/UlJ6pH
- You can purchase gift cards good for use on any future class and a donation will be made to Food Bank: http://cohor.se/YdJYBQ
- Hashtag: #foodforthought
COURSEHORSE, TIME OUT NY LAUNCH #FOODFORTHOUGHT CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT HUNGRY AND HURRICANE-AFFECTED THROUGH FOOD BANK FOR NYC
November, 2 2012 (NEW YORK) – CourseHorse and Time Out NY today launched #FoodForThought, a new campaign to help feed hungry New Yorkers through the Food Bank For NYC, while inspiring curious locals to learn a new skill this season. From November 12th-18th, top class providers across the city will host unique, hand-crafted and seasonally themed classes with a goal of helping feed 10,000 New Yorkers in need over the holiday season.
“FoodForThought is a great way for people to learn something new and have fun, while giving back to those in need,” said Katie Kapler, co-founder of CourseHorse. “Whether it’s art, cooking, wine, or life skills, we’re featuring a class for everyone, and each will directly support The Food Bank for NYC, an organization that’s leading the fight against hunger and playing a critical role in the recovery from Hurricane Sandy.”
Classes will be taught at leading schools across the city and will include options for kids and adults. All classes are one-of-a-kind and have been specifically created for #FoodForThought. Most classes will be priced at $65, with proceeds going to the Food Bank for NYC. For those looking to support the campaign but are unable to take a class, special gift cards good for future use on any of CourseHorse’s 20,000+ classes in NYC are also available. In addition, anybody can ‘Provide a Meal’ for free just by registering via a special Facebook campaign.
Featured classes will include:
· Thanksgiving Sides with a Twist at Camaje
· Pumpkin Flavored Gelato-Making at Mia Chef Gelateria
· Cooking Vegetarian Fall Classics at Bhagavat Life
· Fall Painting for Beginners at Paint Along
· Fall Bourbon Pairings at Idle Hands
· Thanksgiving Cookie Decorating (BYOB) at Taste Buds Kitchen
· Dare to Paint 101 (With Wine) at Art Studio NY
· Wine & Thanksgiving Flavors Pairing at Maslow 6
· Capture Autumn: Photography Workshop at Brooklyn Central
· Bookbinding: A Family Album at Brooklyn Central
· Wine and Cheese Workshop at Bedford Cheese Shop/Fluent City
· Master The Art of Small Talk at LifeLabs NY
Book a class now: CourseHorse.com/FoodForThought
‘Provide A Meal’ for free at: Facebook.com/CourseHorse
About Course Horse:
CourseHorse is a central booking system that helps users find, compare, and enroll in local classes in New York City. With over 500 partner schools and 20,000+ classes, CourseHorse is the first and largest class marketplace in New York City. Classes cover a wide range of topics, from art, cooking and yoga to kids and career-oriented courses.
About Time Out New York:
Time Out New York is a comprehensive arts and entertainment multiplatform media business, delivering engaging features, local listings and critical reviews to active and informed residents and visitors of New York City. Time Out New York is part of Time Out Group, the global media business delivering local information and cultural guidance in 37 cities across 25 countries and encompassing a worldwide audience of more than 18 million.
About the Food Bank For New York City:
The Food Bank is the only hunger-relief organization that takes this integrated approach to ending food poverty, working through a citywide network of soup kitchens, food pantries, senior centers, classrooms, after-school programs and more.