Center for Hearing and Communication
We went to the Center for Hearing and Communication event this past week. This is our 10th year going. It is a great organization doing really good things so we continue to go and support their efforts because this is an organization that has been near and dear to our very good friends. That is why most of us support non-profit organizations. There is a community of people behind it that connect to their friends and family to support.
Years past were held at comedy clubs and then they shifted to Pier 60 as they grew. The event has remained the same every single year since then. A variety of restaurants that have a table and put out tiny plates for all the patrons to taste including vineyards. It is literally impossible to find a glass of water. Then the night ends with an auction where there are tables and dessert is served. Some video is shown and someone is honored and they get to speak.
It is time for these events to be shaken up. This event, although a great cause, will continue to get the support every year from the same supporters and maybe a few new ones but the event isn’t fun or exciting. It doesn’t make me want to come back next year. This is why I end up sending a check to most friends’ events.
With that being said, I certainly emailed all my friends about the Hot Bread Kitchen event taking place on November 8th as giving to every friend’s organization, like politics, is a bit of a quid pro quo. I do truly believe that the event HBK is having is different and will prove to be a fun night. At least I hope so and more important I am looking forward to HBK to grow into a sustainable organization, or sustainable enough so like MOUSE we only need to do these events every 5 years or so. It keeps the donors more excited and the events actually worth going to.