1 Chicken Soup From A PCS Client

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April, 2012. 1. Mission Statement. Project Chicken Soup is a non-profit organization that prepares and delivers free, nutritious, kosher meals to people in the ...

April, 2012 Mission Statement Project Chicken Soup is a non-profit organization that prepares and delivers free, nutritious, kosher meals to people in the greater Los Angeles area living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses. These services are provided with love and compassion to all persons regardless of faith or religious belief. Vision Statement Project Chicken Soup provides nutritious food and comfort to make a difference in the lives of people in need, serving them with dignity and respect in a nurturing environment. We do this out of an abiding sense of love and justice, seeking to heal the world through service to humankind by providing nourishment and empowerment to those we serve.

Chicken Soup By Carmiya Baskin

because it was something that interested me and looked fun. At my Bat Mitzvah Kiddush luncheon, my centerpieces were all about my Mitzvah project and how much it means to me. Aside from cooking there, I also donated food. The food went to Chicken Soup's clients so they could have some things to cook with at home, too. The first time I went to Project Chicken Soup, everyone was so warm and welcoming and actually let me cook! They didn't just send me off to package up and deliver the food. At this, I was very happy because I was there to help and cook and enjoy myself. Time flies when you're having fun and that's exactly how it feels every time I go back there. After my first time, I knew I was going to come back, no matter what. Thank you to everyone at Chicken Soup: all the nice people I've met and of course the person who organizes it all, Cathryn Friedman.

From A PCS Client To Project Chicken Soup,

Carmiya Baskin

Bat Mitzvahs are one of the most hectic times in a Jewish girl's life. With all the craziness, it can be hard finding a time where you can just relax and be yourself. But I did find that place; it's called Project Chicken Soup. One of the reasons why I love Chicken Soup is because I love to cook and I love to help people. And when you feel that good about something, you know it's the perfect fit. This leads me into the second part of a Bat Mitzvah, a Mitzvah project. I chose Project Chicken Soup for my Mitzvah project

When I was a child, I lived on 56th Street in Borough Park, Brooklyn, New York. On the way home from school, the smell of freshly cooked suppers filled the air. I loved to guess which one was my mother's or grandmother's cooking. Entering my home (directed to first wash my hands), I couldn't wait to taste what was waiting to be eaten. When I would exclaim, “mmm…this is so good, what did you put in it?” my mother would reply with a smile, “my hands.” Of course it was love that was the key ingredient and that is precisely my experience when receiving a delivery from Project Chicken Soup. These 50 odd years later, I could not have even imagined that I would be so alone after coming from such a large extended family. It is your delivery that adds a bit of warmth to my life. Thank you, A PCS Client


April, 2012

Volunteers Help With Spring Cleaning Project Chicken Soup Board of Directors 2011-2012 Jody Zucker, President Kim Cascio, Vice President Robert R. Johnson, Secretary Arthur Zweig, Treasurer Paul Chitlik, Immediate Past President Susan Higgins Mollie Pier

Earlier this month, Kim Cascio, PCS Board VP and Team Leader, led a youth group of 30 students from NFTY SoCal (the North American Federation of Temple Youth Southern California) in a spring kitchen cleaning. PCS is truly grateful to all of our hard working and generous supporters!

Cathryn Friedman, Executive Director Mark Katz, Medical Advisor Project Chicken Soup Founders Board Rod Bran Martin Bernstein Sherry Elkin Carole Lazarus Mollie Pier Myra Shapiro

2012 Cooking Dates April 15 and April 29 May 6 and May 20 June 3 and June 24 Cooking dates for July – December to be posted soon at: www.projectchickensoup.org Please call 310-836-5402 or send an email to [email protected] to reserve your space on the volunteer list!


April, 2012

Please Join Our “Donor Wall” Campaign!

Mollie Pier, PCS Founder Honored in LA City Council Chambers

A meaningful way to commemorate your support of PCS is through the purchase of a tile for our "Donor Wall". These beautiful ceramic tiles will be inscribed as you choose, and will be prominently mounted in the PCS kitchen on a dedicated “Donor Wall” - a fantastic way to not only support PCS and honor someone close to you, but also to become an actual part of our kitchen! Please complete and return the following order form in the enclosed envelope, or purchase a tile online (see bottom of page).

On December 9, 2011, Councilmembers Paul Koretz and Paul Krekorian honored Mollie in LA City Council Chambers for her tireless work at Project Chicken Soup on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS.

1. Complete the order form below (one form per tile; please copy additional forms as needed). 2. Indicate the amount of your tile purchase ($100, $180 or $500) on this form. 3. Mail this order form and payment to: Project Chicken Soup, 3975 Landmark St., # 300, Culver City, CA 90232 Name: _____________________________________ Address: __________________________________ City: ______________State: ______ Zip: ________ Email: ____________________________________ Phone: ____________________________________

Mollie Pier addressing Los Angeles City Council

I/We wish to support Project Chicken Soup by purchasing the following tile: ____ 4”x 8” tile for $100 (maximum 14 characters per line, up to 3 lines of type) ____ 8”x 8” tile for $180 (maximum 14 characters per line, up to 6 lines of type) ____ 12”x 12” tile for $500 (maximum 21 characters per line, up to 9 lines of type) Please carefully print the EXACT text to be engraved on the tile. Please remember that spaces and punctuation marks count as characters. ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ Online: go to www.projectchickensoup.org and click on “Donate Now.” On the donation page, click on the “other” circle for “Amount” and enter $100, $180 or $500 based on your choice of tile. In the text box under “Dedication,” please enter the text you would like inscribed on your tile (note maximum character information above).

Councilmember Koretz presents Mollie with Certificate of Recognition

Mollie Pier and Councilmember Paul Koretz


April, 2012

Please Help Support Project Chicken Soup!

Mollie preparing hamantaschen in PCS kitchen

**********Coming Soon********** PCS Logo Caps, Aprons and Totes!!! **********************************************

Do you shop at Ralphs? Do you have a Ralphs Rewards Card? Ralphs will donate a % of your purchase receipt total to Project Chicken Soup. Please join us in this fundraising effort, at no cost to you. Annual renewal is ongoing for the current Ralphs Community Contribution Term (9/1/11-8/31/12). You may register yourself online at www.ralphs.com (please enter 82145 for Los Angeles Jewish AIDS Services “NPO” number), or you can follow the simple steps below: Take this form with you the next time you go shopping at Ralphs. Hand it to the cashier to scan the barcode with your order IN ADDITION to either your Ralphs Rewards Card or the phone number entry that is linked to your Rewards Card. You only have to scan this form ONCE to create the link between our organization’s bar code and your Rewards Card. You must continue to scan your card/enter your phone number during all purchases for Project Chicken Soup to receive credit. Thank you for your continued support!!

For more information, visit our website at www.projectchickensoup.org, call 310-836-5402 or email: [email protected]


April, 2012