- Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
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Blink your eyes and before you know it the holiday season will be upon us. But we can't lose sight of what this time of year means and how we should and need to respond accordingly. There are myriad ways to be true to the spirit of the season by helping others--both those we know as well as people we have never met.
So in the midst of crafting shopping lists for our family and friends, it behooves us to remember that so many are in need of the basic necessities such as food and clothing.
With that in mind, we pass on a reminder from the Association of Independent Commercial Producers' (AICP) West board about the second annual #AICPgives, a Food & Goods Drive to benefit local non-profit organization Gobble Gobble Give (http://gobblegobblegive.org) which has served thousands of needy families and individuals over the last 14 years.
Last year, with the AICP's help, Gobble, Gobble Give provided care packages and meals to over 3,000 people in Los Angeles.
AICP member companies and all industry partners and affiliates are encouraged to collect donations during November in anticipation of Gobble Gobble Give's Thanksgiving Day distribution.
Quixote is coordinating pick-up and delivery of donation boxes to participating member companies.
Members may also drop-off donations at any Quixote location. See complete details here: http://www.quixote.com/AICPGives/
Items may include: canned goods, boxed food (that can be consumed without cooking), new or used clothing items in good condition (socks, sweaters, beanies and more). Collecting unopened bars of soap and shampoo bottles, toothbrush and toothpaste kits, is a great way to distribute all of those hotel amenities picked up on shoots.
#AICPgives is a great opportunity for the AICP West chapter members and friends to give back to their community. With #AICPgives the industry can mobilize its numbers and the generosity of staff and crews to give to many of those who could use a little help this Thanksgiving holiday.
Help spread the word: Invite people to participate through the following Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/553968994619760/