Yes. Thanksgiving is almost here. All the wonderful food, time with loved ones, games with my boys. There’s a lot to be thankful for this year. The last couple months have been really difficult for some of my closest friends and colleagues in the Northeast. I’ve never been more humbled and compelled to get out there and do something. That’s why I thought, in the spirit of the season, we’d share our office’s favorite charities (and Thanksgiving recipes) and ask you, our readers: how do you give back?
Giving back is a big part of Bobbi’s personal and professional philosophy. Bobbi’s commitment to charity is year-round—not just during the holidays—whether it’s our involvement in Dress for Success or her “adopted high-school”, Broome Street Academy.
To date, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has provided The Academy with more than $30,000 in support and Bobbi is always reaching out to friends and organizations for even more help. Whether it was Nike’s custom-made uniforms and sneakers donated to Broome Street’s basketball team, or Scholastic’s contribution of over $10,000 in school supplies and books for the library, or Pottery Barn’s gift of 200 brand new backpacks, lots of amazing people have opened their hearts (and wallets) to the hard-working students and faculty at this tuition-free public charter school.
Even Bobbi’s Food Network buddy, Giada De Laurentiis, provided kitchen supplies and utensils for the school’s new kitchen and cooking programs. (We’re hoping the student-chefs whip up Giada’s savory root veggie stuffing for the holidays. Yum.)
So, whether you give back by donating your time or money to a cause, make something special for your community or school, (or maybe just share a one-of-a-“KIND” snack with friends), there’s plenty of ways to spread the love to people in need.
In fact, one of the easiest (and yummiest) things to do for others is cook up a simple recipe to share this holiday season with an elderly neighbor, your local fire department, or even just a busy mom you might know—anyone who would welcome a smiling face and warm, home-cooked meal. We asked Marcin, Bobbi’s go-to chef, to share one of his favorite recipes for sharing with others this season: Roasted Cauliflower, Hazelnut and Pomegranate Seed Salad (see below).
How are you planning on giving back this holiday season (and beyond)?