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Alice Brock is a living legend —an icon of the 60s, an artist, a writer, a cook, and a daydreamer.  She has outlived her savings, and no, she never even got a royalty from the song or the movie! Alice has always been a generous and supportive friend, especially kind to the lost, the weird, and the wild.  Whether asked for a place to stay, a job, or a twenty, she never turned anyone away.  She nurtured people’s creative ideas and dreams, and she always encouraged them to take the leap. Alice will soon be 80. She’s not in good health and just trying to stay alive. Will you help Alice?
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" I've had Alice Brock's friendship virtually all of my adult life. Alice is a giver. She gave me a job when I was desperate and completely unqualified for the position she needed to fill. She pretty much kept me alive when I was in my twenties. All I had going for me was, I could work, but sometimes that wasn't enough to make ends meet. Many a time Alice stepped in to help me financially. She has always stepped up to help people in need, from bailing people out of jail to supporting starving artists, and every kind of dog-eared, down-luck person in between, sometimes even to her personal detriment. If her generosity isn't legendary it should be. That generosity wasn't limited to money either. She gave of her philosophy, her wisdom, her wonderfully spicey sense of humor. She taught me everything I know about cooking and always encouraged experimentation, the kind that makes one a really popular cook. She also gave us art that puts a smile on your face.
 
For whatever reason, she now needs that philanthropy to come back for her. If you're well off please give generously. If you're not please give what you can. Alice took me to the local bank in Lenox, Massachusetts when I was 25 and made me open a savings account saying, "Small amounts add up." So will they in this case , many hands make light work. Whatever you can give will go a long way to supporting a good quality of life for Alice in her years to come.

Rex Richards "

Alice’s Restaurant – an Arlo Guthrie song shone a light on Alice Brock and she  became an icon for many during the 60’s –but she was not as interested in that lime light as she was in things more substantial – like cooking and creating a community out of a restaurant - being a decent , responsible human being.

I was  on the wait staff and then bartender at Alice’s and it was an experience like no other. Alice created a unique and kooky environment: classy and delicious and  full of good humor –  I saw a lot of Alice encounters in my time there, saw a lot of people getting helped out, or getting hired for no good reason, often, just because they needed a job.

Alice’s attitude nurtured an environment that brought the best out in people, made you care about what you were doing. Her generous way changed a lot of people’s lives.

Since she closed the restaurant and moved back to her natal ground of Provincetown, I have watched her be surprised by people, and -  disappointed but never losing her spirit of generosity. A lot of times, she would be supporting several people at once, in one way or another – but usually financially ( and usually beyond her means) . We’d wail ”but they’re taking advantage of you“  and she’d say “but they don’t have anyone in their lives, they’re alone.”  That’s the thing about Alice  - she can’t abide the idea of someone being in need  - never mind alone. Whatever your issue, she was some kind of sanctuary, somehow made you feel safer. 

She could use a little sanctuary herself right now.
Viki Merrick






Alice M.Brock will benefit

The funds raised will be used for rent, utilities, medical and other bills that are piling up.

I need these funds as soon as possible

I have always been on the other end of the giving so this is a bit difficult for me.  I will be so grateful for any help.
Love, Alice

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  • Beth Glass 
    • $25 
    • 9 mins
  • Leslie Stafford 
    • $25 
    • 14 mins
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 36 mins
  • Stephanie Wood 
    • $20 
    • 2 hrs
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    • $25 
    • 3 hrs
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Organizer and beneficiary

Dini Lamot 
Organizer
Sarasota, FL
Alice Brock 
Beneficiary

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