Hey SCCF athletes, Thanksgiving is coming, a season for giving. As you know, many are not as fortunate as the majority of us are. Among our awesome members, Steven Scott, is a Firefighter with the City of Belmont, he became member of SCCF since just after the doors opened. He and his family have started a charity and we think it is a perfect opportunity for us to contribute and help the needy. Steven wrote an assay describing his charity and the their needs.. Please read it below:
“Six years ago my family started an annual charity that feeds 5,000 bay area homeless on Thanksgiving Day. The charity is called Harvest From The Heart (harvestfromtheheart.com) and is the brainchild of my older brother Ryan Scott who, amongst many other talents, was a contestant on Bravo TV’s Top Chef season four in Chicago. Additionally he owns two restaurants in San Francisco called Market and Rye, has a weekly radio show on Saturdays on KGO 810 from 4-6pm called Cooking With Ryan Scott, and his own national TV Show on ABC-7 The Live Well Network called Food Rush. As I previously stated this year 5000 of the Bay Area’s less fortunate will be fed a great home-style bagged lunch on Thanksgiving Day that includes a delicious Turkey sandwich, a scrumptious bean salad, a freshly made cupcake, a hand written Thanksgiving Day card from a local grade schooler, a bottle of water, and a brand new pair of socks (overwhelmingly the number one request by meal recipients in year one of the charity). This year, however, because we upped the number of meals from 3,000 to 5,000 we are short a few thousand dollars and a couple thousand pairs of new socks. $20 feeds 10 people, and although they may never know your name or where the food came from, you’ll know that you helped someone in need, and for many of us it’ll be someone local. Please go to Harvestfromtheheart.com today and give a little back. Unfortunately we are all booked as far as volunteers for the year, but there’s always next year and we could really use your generous donations. The website has paypal, or you may drop off a bag of new socks at San Carlos Crossfit by noon on Wednesday the 21st. And yes this is a government recognized 501c(3) charity and you may write your donation off of your taxes if you so choose. Believe me, if you could see the appreciation on the faces on Thanksgiving Day you’d give a lot more than $20″
We hope that SCCF athletes will step up and donate on line at harvestfromtheheart.com, we will also have a box at the gym where you can bring new socks to donate. Please consider a donation to this awesome cause.