Crowdfunding for The Pantry
The Pantry was founded in 1983 by the Rev. John Spruham, Vicar of St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church. Formerly located at 6501 Belmont, the church closed in 2000, forcing the pantry to relocate to the present site in February 2002. The people of United in Faith have been enthusiastic about this ministry and welcoming and responsive to ecumenical nature of the Church. Founded by an Episcopal congregation, housed in a Lutheran Church, directed by a UCC Pastor, coordinated by an Episcopalian, supported by numerous local Catholic parishes and St. Vincent DePaul Society’s, and dependent upon the outpouring of gifts of food and money from endless church groups, schools and organizations who donate food and dollars as well as volunteer hours.
The area they serve is Chicago. Specifically Chicago zip codes: 60634, 60707 in Chicago (east of Harlem Ave), and 60639. Residents of these areas needing emergency food are eligible to receive food from the pantry once a month. Generally the food they receive is sufficient to last about three days. Your support for this project means a lot.
In addition to providing for the nutritional needs of our customers on a monthly basis, we also:
Provide food for the preparation of Christmas and Thanksgiving dinner
Provide Christmas gifts for children who would not otherwise receive them
Provide Easter baskets for children
Provide warm winter coats
You can support them here http://www.stcypriansfoodpantry.org/p/donate-money-in-chicago-illinois-donate.html
“TruFlavorWare” ® taste-free, Eco-friendy Tabletop Flatware
by Don Ladanyi and Donna Williams
Metallic flatware has a few problems. Did you know the metal can actually change the taste of your food? Eating with chopsticks often results in food tasting better, but not everyone can use them well. TruFlavorWare has no metallic taste and is eco-friendly. Don Ladanyi created and tested his flatware with over 100 eaters at an Ivy Legue University and got these results: 2 to 1 favored the TruFlavorWare over regular flatware. This flatware has even won the “Cool Idea! Award and $25,000 to manfucture 1,000 complete sets through their plastic injection mold service. The first sets were sold out in the first 30 days they were for sale online. Now, it’s time to make more!
Everyone can enjoy one desire to enjoy the PURE, NATURAL TASTE of their carefully prepared foods, especially when they spend so much loving time creating their delicious, home-cooked style organic meals. TruFlavorWare is how this will happen. For $10 you can get a 4 piece setting.
There are limited edition settings and there are Deluxe Limited edition settings. Everything will ship to you in March of 2016. For people with food allergies, this is one of the most exciting new inventions of the year.
Check it out and support this project here http://kck.st/1kjPaUq
Companies doing well tend not to change what is working. When logo changes are made, there is a lot of thought to it. The larger the company, the more money they are able to use in research and development of the new or changed logo. Smaller companies usually do not have enough capital to invest in much. The new trend with logo makeovers is to drop the letters or works. McDonald’s has many commercials and billboards where all they show is the arch. No hamburgers, no clowns, no mayors or thieves. Just the giant M. Starbucks has remade the logo without the words.
Starbucks coffee are the words that used to be inside the logo. Now, just the weird mermaid sits on your cup waiting for you to sip. The argument for them is that they are much more than coffee. You can eat breakfast there, listen to music, the Starbucks near me has a bookrack where you can take a book and leave a book on the honor system. The company wants to portrait that they are much more than coffee. I have no idea what their real reason is for the change; perhaps it saves on printing costs. If you can find the fish, you can find their product. There is a large debate in the PR community about that. That debate has not hit mainstream yet.
When coke made a new formula (that sucked), it was news. When Sci-Fi channel changed to a strange name and new logo, the fans were enraged. They did not change it back like Coke did. It was great PR for a while. If you change your logo, get your back-story straight and tell it to the media. Why your logo has changed. What your new logo means, what your company is about. It’s better than a just-launched-my-business story because it gives the viewer a chance to see into the mind of the business owner. You will resonate with some and clash with others. It’s always ok to polarize people with your logo and message. Your true customers will embrace it and others will walk away. This makes time for you to focus on real customers. As for Starbucks, I think they are betting on people being too sleepy before having coffee to notice the changes.