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If dropping off locally (NYC)

  • Email us and let us know when you’re dropping off, and if you’d like to pick up more bags. 

  • Drop off times are available Wednesdays between 12pm-2pm

  • Located at Essex Market (NYC)

  • To find us at Essex Market, enter on Broome Street between Essex St & Norfolk St. Take the elevator or stairs up to the mezzanine floor

If mailing in

Please mail bags to:

Yin Chang and Moonlynn Tsai

130 Lafayette Street #32

New York, NY 10013

BLACK SEED BAGELS - BUSHWICK 
Address: 379 Suydam Street, Brooklyn 
Bag Drive Hours: Everyday  8AM-3PM 

LAND TO SEA - EAST WILLIAMSBURG
402 Graham Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211
Bag Drive Hours: Everyday 8AM-5:30PM
*Bags available to decorate in-store

 

MAISON DU TSURU- EAST WILLIAMSBURG
428 Humboldt St Front, Brooklyn, NY 11211-2419
Bag Drive Hours: Everyday 9AM-2PM
 
MISSION NYC- BUSHWICK
599 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn
Bag Drive Hours:
12/15-12/31 Wed- Sun 5:00-10:00pm

MANHATTAN

MAIL-IN INSTRUCTIONS:

Heart of Dinner

31 Howard Street

#404

New York, NY 10013

 

DROPOFF AT PARTYBUS BAKESHOP:

PARTYBUS BAKESHOP @ 31 Essex Street, NY, NY 10002

Check their Instagram for most updated open hours by clicking here. There is no need to schedule your pickup so please just walk into Partybus Bakeshop during their open hours and say hello to the incredible Partybus Bakeshop team, let them know you’re there to dropoff completed Heart of Dinner bag decorations. 

A warm welcome to Heart of Dinner's Decorated Bag Project! Decorated bags are needed on an ongoing basis.

 

INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS

interested in accessing our step-by-step instructions for self-guided bag decorations? Click here. The instructions manual will also list where to gather art materials.

 

COMPANIES & CORPORATIONS & BUSINESSES

Looking to organize a bag decorating event at your workplace? Reach out to us at this email using your work email address to obtain Heart of Dinner's specially crafted Corporate Decorated Bag Project Toolkit, tailored for our corporate allies. This toolkit comes with comprehensive instructions specifically designed to align with the needs and setups of corporate/business environments.

DO's:

  1. We encourage everyone to participate in our bag decorating volunteer activity, regardless of artistic skill. It is not necessary to know how to illustrate or draw professionally, we just ask that each bag is decorated with care, love, and careful attention to detail. We believe that showing up with our integrity, time, and efforts is a meaningful way of sharing love and making our Elderly recipients feel cherished, like the valued members of society that they are.

  2. Be sure to follow the instructions in the toolkit.

  3. On each bag, we ask that volunteers write Heart of Dinner and its Chinese translation. At the bottom of this email, you can copy the Chinese translation.

DON'Ts:

  1. We kindly ask that you do not add branding, logos, or taglines to the handwritten notes. These care packages are not for marketing purposes and should only serve one purpose: to bring warmth and joy to our recipients.

  2. Do not include political messages or affiliation on your decorated bag. We appreciate your contributions in making a difference in our communities and bringing smiles to the faces of our Elderly beneficiaries. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

FINISHED?

Now that you've completed your decorated bags, submit them to us via mail-in or dropoff. Thank you for volunteering your time to participate in our Decorated Bag Project and making a difference in our communities.

To write the Chinese translation of "Heart of Dinner", copy the characters below:

What happens after the Holiday Bag Drive ends?

Need more time to complete your bags and drop them off after February 15, 2022? Take your time! Or if you had a wonderful time completing your decorated bags during our Lunar New Year Bag Drive and would love to decorate our bags again? Please stop by our ongoing brown bag outpost at Partybus Bakeshop. We are always in need of ongoing decorated brown bags to pack our meals with! 

PARTYBUS BAKESHOP 

Address: 31 Essex Street, NY, NY 10002

Hours open: Tue - Sun from 9AM-4PM
Closed Mondays

 

PICKUP INSTRUCTIONS

Our need for thoughtfully decorated bags are on an ONGOING basis. There is no need to schedule your pickup so please just walk into Partybus Bakeshop ANY TIME during their open hours and say hello to the incredible Partybus Bakeshop team, let them know you’re there to pick up Heart of Dinner bags to decorate. The pickup at this location works a little differently. The team will pass you a batch of 50 brown bags + a stack of 50 handwritten notes to bring home with you. When you're home and ready to decorate, first staple a note to the front of the brown bag (refer to the illustration at the very top of this page). Then follow the step-by-step decoration instructions above. 

If you're not local to NYC but would still love to contribute, please click here to read directions on writing & decorating notes instead. We are ALWAYS in need of handwritten notes to attach to the decorated bags!

If you are local to NYC and would love to help us pack our care packages and/or deliver them directly to our Elderly, visit this page and fill out our volunteer application. 

 

A tremendous thank you for your generosity and your time. We deeply appreciate you, and can't wait to see what you'll create!

GET INVOLVED

Help illustrate bags

Heart of Dinner is fiscally sponsored through Edward Charles Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

TAX ID 26-4245043

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