What a wonderful event for a wonderful cause, held at CoCoa Cinnamon in Durham, NC. Nakoma PR , CoCoa Cinnamon, and Carolina Waves partnered up to present PB and Jams a #hashtaglunchbag event. Making P B and J’s for the homeless at Urban Ministries.
For those who don’t know, #hashtaglunchbag is a humanity service movement dedicated to empowering and inspiring humanity to reap the benefits of giving through the use of social media. Creating and using bagged lunches, complete with love messages, as a vessel to spread this love and share our experiences to inspire others.
Photo Credit: Mir.I.Am
It was such a loving and peaceful environment, patrons of the restaurant ordered their food and coffee and sat down to make a few sandwiches joining in on the event. All together the donations raised : three large plastic bins of sandwiches, five large packs of bottled water, 4 bulk boxes of chips, fruit, canned goods, wash cloths, hygiene items and more.
Durham’s Urban Ministries provide temporary relief to homeless people seeking shelter. If you have ever visited the place they serve 3 meals a day. You have to be out of the facility by 7 AM. So a lot of these people that are using these services are waiting in the elements for line up to either sign up for a bunk or wait for a meal. So even the smallest gesture like what was done here can make someone’s day go a little brighter and a little better.
Life is all about planting seeds and giving back when you got it. Even if a person doesn’t get what you’re saying or what you’re doing at the moment, it does not mean you didn’t plant a seed inside that persons mind that can grow over time. Every person who has changed their mindset or achieved great things , all started with a seed that someone had planted in their minds.
Me and Mir.I.Am
This event is supposed to be reoccurring. Chelsey Holts owner of Nakoma PR said hopefully there will be another one in September. If you were unable to come out to this one, make sure you come out to the next one.
Chelsey Holts and Mir.I.Am discuss PB and Jams #HashtagLunchbag Event