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Secret Santa


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Join us in a little Secret Santa project.

Our goal is to provide a little holiday cheer for a family in the neighborhood that can’t afford Christmas.

How you can help: Donatations of  $$, gifts, decorations, and food stuffs all welcome.

  • GIFTS: The boys are age 5 and 8. They literally have no toys in their apartment. Mom is worried about the reading level of the 5 year old (he is behind at school) so cool books would be amazing. Also, art supplies like paper, paint, crayons, etc. Things like Legos or Science Experiment type things that are “educational and fun” are also key. For mom, cute things like picture frames or cute writing notebooks would make her day!
  • $$: We are collecting cash for a tree, wreath, lights, wrapping paper, and decorations.
  • Decorations: We are collecting decorations for the tree and apartment.
  • Food Stuffs: We will be gathering food and treats too!

Please let me know if you can help us bring Christmas to this corner of Greenpoint. We can pick stuff up or you can drop stuff off. Our thought is to deliver everything next Wed, Dec 23rd. (Probably sneak in and set up the tree and presents while the family is dining at the soup kitchen although that plan depends on neighbors, etc so it is a little in flux…..)

Any donations can be dropped off at 140 Metropolitan Ave. First Floor. Typically, any time will work. If no one is home (or answering the doorbell) stuff can be dropped off at our neighbors, Bar Berry (on the corner of Berry and Metropolitan). Cash can be dropped in the mail, Craigs Kitchen 140 Metropolitan Ave. First Floor, Brooklyn NY 11211. (Checks to Craigs Kitchen w/ Secret Santa in memo).

Feel free to email craigskitchen [at] gmail [dot] com with any questions or to arrange pickups or drop offs…


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IMG_9993 Join the Dessert Corps and become a volunteer baker, supporting the sweet spot in the meal of our neighborhood soup kitchen. Each week 10 locals bake up a storm around a collective theme, delivering them* for the weekly Wednesday night meal at the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen.  Weekly themes are likely to include seasonal fruit-based desserts.

Send an email to craigskitchen@gmail.com in order to plug into the baking calendar.

Weekly Themes

  • November 18. Apple Crisp, Crumble, or Buckle. [Ya’all Rock! Need 0 volunteers]
  • November 25. Homemade Whipped Topping and/or Homemade Cranberry Sauce [Need volunteers!]
  • December 2.  Bread Pudding. [Need 4 Volunteers]
  • December 9. Honey Cake. [Need 4 Volunteers]
  • December 16. Holiday Cookies. [Need 2 Volunteers]
  • December 23. Chocolate Pie. [Need 7 Volunteers]
  • December 30. New Years Cake. [Need 6 Volunteers]
  • January 6. Apple Cake. [Need 7 Volunteers]

**Exact delivery logistics are sent in a reminder email the weekend before. In general, bakers can drop off at the soup kitchen before 6pm or we offer a drop off on tuesday & wednesday at a Williamsburg and a Greenpoint location.

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