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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

SUBMITTING YOUR COMPLETED DECORATED BAGS

DROP-OFF METHOD

  • Location: Partybus Bakeshop, 31 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002

  • Drop-off Procedure: 

1. Print and fill out this submission slip before arriving. Be sure that the batching instructions included in the submission slip are followed and completed prior to drop-off.
2. Drop-off your bags during Partybus Bakeshop’s business hours. No need to schedule or call about your drop-off. Simply walk in during their open hours.
3. Drop off your decorated bags at the counter with the completed submission slip.

  • Do you have further questions about drop-offs? Please do not contact Partybus Bakeshop regarding drop-offs, instead, contact Heart of Dinner directly by clicking here. Thank you! 

 

MAIL-IN METHOD

  • Address: Heart of Dinner, 31 Howard Street, #404, New York, NY 10013

  • Instructions: If more convenient, mail your decorated bags to this address with the completed submission slip. Kindly note, this address is solely for mail-ins and is not open to the public for drop-offs or visits. (We don’t yet have a headquarters space to call home, and we hope that will come to fruition in the future!)

  • Do you have further questions about mailing in? Contact Heart of Dinner directly by clicking here. 

A warm welcome to Heart of Dinner's Decorated Bag Project! 
Decorated bags are needed on an ongoing basis as we need nearly 700 care packages every week to fulfill our home deliveries to Elders. We encourage ongoing submissions and appreciate your continuous contributions to help us carry out our mission! We have specific instructions tailored for both individual volunteers and companies. Please see the appropriate section below to get started.
 
INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS
This toolkit is designed for solo participants and individuals who want to gather friends, family, classmates, and neighbors to decorate bags for our mission. Click here to access Heart of Dinner's Community Guide Toolkit: Decorated Bag Project. 


This step-by-step toolkit includes:

  • Where to gather art materials and supplies

  • How to obtain our brown bags

  • Decorating instructions and do's & don'ts

  • How to mail in or drop off the completed bags

  • And more!

 

Whether you're looking to make a difference in your community, seeking a creative outlet, or both, this toolkit will guide you every step of the way in contributing decorated bags for our home deliveries of Heart of Dinner care packages.
 
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. This toolkit is tailored for our corporate allies and includes comprehensive instructions specifically designed to align with the needs and setup of corporate/business environments.​

To write the Chinese translation of "Heart of Dinner" on the bag, 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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