It’s that time of year. Our hearts warm (while the rest of us is chilled) and we begin to count our blessings. You do count your blessings, right? I try to count them each and every day, but this time of year always reminds me just how blessed I am.
It’s Giving Tuesday, the day where we open our hearts and support the work we believe can make a difference. It’s a great feeling to give back, which is why I founded The Christina Pirello Health Education Initiative, dedicated to making our communities healthier through education.
Offering cooking classes, seminars and other educational events throughout our region (and the country and the world), your generous donations help us to offset the cost of ingredients and other supplies so that we might offer our classes and information at no cost to the school, library, community center, hospital, church or other organization that hosts me. I love that we can make our classes free of charge to underserved communities but we can only do that with your generous support (cphei link)
But there’s more. I have a wee confession to make. I am a dyslexic and really struggled as a child until my brilliant high school geometry teacher discovered it…and gave me the tools I needed to read; study and write to my full potential.
Eight cookbooks into my career, I have a chance to give back. My dear friend, Anthony Anastasio, of Anthony’s Italian Coffee House has begun a fund-raising effort to support students with dyslexia, called Coffee for a Cause. https://www.italiancoffeehouse.com/coffee-for-a-cause-2018.html
The goal is to help children with dyslexia across the USA by providing them with a full year of access to Learning Ally's AudioBooks program. One year of access through Learning Ally costs $135.00 per child. Your generous donations to my work will allow me to make a substantial donation to this great cause so that we can overcome dyslexia.
Whatever the reason; whatever the cause you love, donate now so that together we can make this world a better…and healthier place for us all.
Click here to see the ways in which you can help…and the very cool gifts you can expect for your generosity. (http://cphei.org)