Get Canned for a Cause

Need a job? Could some canned goods help get you through the economy that’s in the, er . . . can? Looking for an organic t-shirt? Can’t wait to try some canned beers? Confused about why I’m asking all these seemingly unrelated questions?get-canned

Get Canned is a fundraising event designed to help support the Food Bank for New York City. They’re asking attendees to bring canned goods to support all the folks who have recently, um . . . gotten canned.

Oh, and if you can’t make the event, you can still buy an organic cotton t-shirt to support the cause. Yes, you can.

WHAT: Get CannedYou Can Make a Difference
: e l e m e n t, 225 E. Houston Street @ Essex Street, New York City
WHEN: Tuesday, December 16th, 7:00 – 10:00 PM
COST: Free if you bring cans, $10 otherwise.
WHY: “In light of the recent downturn in New York City’s economy, Get Canned will offer an entertaining and charitable networking event for those affected. This event is open to everyone, from downsized professionals and potential employers to those new to the job market. Get Canned also welcomes those with fantastic, secure jobs to come mingle, enjoy and support The Food Bank For New York City.

Being laid off, or ‘getting canned,’ rarely has a positive side to it, but Get Canned embraces the theme – collecting canned goods in place of a cover charge, offering canned beers and gourmet hors d’oeuvres made from traditional canned foods, and sending guests home with eco-friendly gift bags with various goodies, such as pink slips.”

Visit the Get Canned website for more info.


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