Giving Back, Homemade
This time of year we, at Deborah Miller Catering and Events take a moment to give thanks. As a company, we are grateful to our community in lower Manhattan for supporting us for nearly two decades. As a team, we have been fortunate for our ever growing client base, our local farmers and the opportunity to grow as food professionals. As people, we’ve spent this past year celebrating births, marriages and ever-growing families both furry and human. Keeping all this close to our hearts it what makes us most grateful for the opportunity to give back.
Earlier this fall, one of our loyal clients, a local teacher approached us with a new opportunity to do just that. She introduced us to Women in Need, a community based organization that provides comprehensive support to homeless women and children. She mentioned that WIN was collecting full Thanksgiving dinners for their shelters and would we be interested in helping out. We were honored to be thought of and accepted the offer with gratitude. This Thanksgiving we will provided a full Thanksgiving Meal, a turkey with all the trimmings, stuffing, cranberry, sweet potatoes and, of course, pies.
For over three decades WIN has provided homeless women and children with support ranging from counseling, drug treatment, financial services, education and daycare. Starting in 1983 Women in Need worked with St Mary the Virgin in New York to open their first emergency residence assisting four homeless women and their six children. Since then WIN has grown steadily, operating residences, daycares, treatment centers, summer camps and educational centers in four boroughs. It’s our great pleasure to bring some traditional homemade meals to their table. In addition, we’ve partnered with our friends at Fabric Traditions who are providing supplies for the children’s arts and crafts projects later that day.
As a women owned small business we look to empower and be a part of the community of women helping women. For several years, Deborah Miller Catering and Events has provided the training lunches for AVON 39: The Walk to End Breast Cancer. When it comes to women's health and Avon 30, we put our food where our mouths are for the AVON 39; both Deborah and Lauren have raised a combined over $25,000 each year they walked. We also boast recurring volunteers and crew members.
As we spend this Thanksgiving gathered around with friends and family, we are grateful for the role we’ve been able to have in our community, and thankful for our loyal clients who allow us the pleasure. We wish you and yours a very big city homemade Thanksgiving.