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Yachting Loves Florida

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Last year we provided Thanksgiving Feasts for 5 families here in Fort Lauderdale thanks to Yachties from around the world. 
Florida has provided us with a base to find work and flourish, repair, and further our education. It is the place we reconnect and relax. This year, we show our home-away-from-home some love.
We are hoping to spread even more joy this Thanksgiving by coming together with our fellow yachties and industry leaders to put turkey dinners on the tables for those who would otherwise go without. How much better will your own meal taste, knowing that another family has come together over a meal because of your generosity?
We have connected with a local non-profit "Taylors Closet" which trains and encourages student leaders to maximize their potential and lead their peers.  We are hoping to distribute 7 Blue Apron turkey boxes this Thanksgiving to 7 young teenage leaders here in South Florida. These young women are being raised by single mothers and are actively involved in helping coach and empower their peers in the Fort Lauderdale area. They have little for themselves but give so much to the groups that they lead. We want to show them some well-deserved love and send them a meal to put on the tables for their families this Thanksgiving.
The boxes are $120 each (includes taxes and shipping). This means are looking to raise $840 to cover the purchase. Any extra funds raised will be donated to Poverello in Wilton Manors who deliver food directly to unsheltered folks right here in Broward County.
To respect the girls' privacy we will not be sharing their names publicly but we wanted to share their feedback from last year. If you wish to learn more about the organization we are working with please check out Taylors Closet.
  • "Words can not express my gratitude to you. The Blue apron box brought so much delight and laughter to my home. The experience of following the recipe was so entertaining and brought so much conversation starters within my family. The adventure of tasting each dish and perfecting it to our liking filled our small kitchen with laughter. In these trying times your box as like a breath of fresh air in the misty of thick polluted fog, even if it was just for one day. My haitian family fully enjoyed the different meal flavors this Thanksgiving. Only God will be able to repay every hand involved in this process. So I pray He does. Thank you again and God bless."
  • "Me and my mom were excited to get the package especially because it had the recipes and ingredients for us so the we could cook the meals together. We are so grateful to have been chosen to receive the package."
  • "I just want to thank you guys for the thanksgiving meals. My family and I truly enjoy the food and are very grateful to have an opportunity like this from you guys. It means a lot to me and I just want to say I appreciate everything you’ve done for my family and I. Thank you for making our thanksgiving an even better one."
  • "I sincerely would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your outpouring of generosity to my family during this time. We enjoyed a wonderful feast together and had a great bonding experience as well."
  • "I would like to say thank you so much for being so thoughtful and looking out for my family and I. We really appreciate it!"
With all of the abundance in our industry, let's never forget the needs of those ashore.
Why Blue Apron?
Blue Apron is designed to teach people how to cook new recipes they may not have tried before, introduce them to seasonal, farm-fresh ingredients, and most importantly - reduce food waste by sending the exact ingredients needed.
What is in the Blue Apron Thanksgiving Box?
This years Blue Apron Thanksgiving Feast , which serves 6-8 people and priced at $99 (before Tax & Shipping) will include:
  • Savory Butter Roasted Turkey Breast
  • Homemade Garlic & Herb Gravy
  • Fresh Cranberry Sauce with Ginger & Spicy Maple Syrup
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Fried Rosemary & Pumpkin Seeds
  • Brown Butter & Fontina Mashed Potatoes with Romano Cheese & Chives
  • Apple Crumb Pie with Warming Spices & Almonds
Shoot us a message if you have any questions!

The fundraiser will end November 20th 2021.

(Click here to see Yachting Loves Florida 2020 )

Fundraising team (2)

Daryn Dalton
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Randi Barry
Team member

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