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Help illustrate bags

INSTRUCTIONS

We're always in need of uplifting, warm, and colorful decorations on our brown bags. These bags hold fresh produce and hot lunches delivered to our homebound elderly recipients. For illustration inspiration, please look at the Brown Bags highlight.

 

Please note that volunteers supply their own materials and supplies for the actual decoration.

If picking up locally (NYC)

  • Pick-up times are available Wednesdays between 12pm-2pm

  • Located at Essex Market
     

  • 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

Brown bags must be 13.5” x 9 ⅝” (or as close as possible). If you are not attaching your own notes, please leave space for note that’s roughly 7”x5” near the top of the bag.  

Confirm your pick up appointment

If you'd like to volunteer, please end us an email at notesandbags@heartofdinner.com to confirm before getting started.

  • Let us know:

    • If you’re picking up or if you’re mailing (if picking up, let us know which Wednesday and what time to expect you)

    • The quantity (50, 100, or 150) of bags

    • And wait for our confirmation


 

Decorating the bags

Feel free to be creative! We only ask that you please include: 

  • Heart of Dinner

  • 愛心餐 (Heart of Dinner’s Chinese translation)

  • Partybus Bakeshop

  • NOTE: Some bags may require additional restaurant partners! We’ll let you know when you receive confirmation/pick up your bags.

     

To finish
Take pictures or a time lapse (under 15 seconds) of your creation and share it with us on Instagram. Tag us @heartofdinner – we love showing off your amazing creations.

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

For all other questions regarding brown bags or notes, please contact notesandbags@heartofdinner.com.

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