Golf & Tennis 2016

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Save the Date

Rock and Wrap It Up!
Annual Golf Outing and Ladies Day

Monday July 18, 2016

Join us for a day of fun on the court and on the course to help fight poverty.

The Seawane Country Club, Hewlett Harbor NY

Ladies Day Features:
Tennis
Mahjongg
Cards
Luncheon
Fashion Show

Golf Outing Features:
Lunch & Dinner
18 Holes of Golf
Live & Silent Auction
Celebrities
Prizes & Giveaways

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2016 Lena and Joseph Mandelbaum Humanitarian Award

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Join us in celebration as we honor Beth and Lenny Fliegel,
Recipients of the Rock and Wrap It Up! Lena and Joseph Mandelbaum Humanitarian Award

Monday May 2, 2016, 6:00 PM
Kombert Caterers at Temple Avodah
3050 Oceanside Rd, Oceanside NY 11572
Musical Guest: Jenna Rose

Tickets begin at $125. Please see the reply card for additional donation levels.

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Waste Not, Want Not

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A blizzard leads to a canceled business meeting. A call to RWU results in 540 pounds of food served at a homeless shelter. The Whole Earth Calculator estimates that 415 meals were served and 410 pounds of CO2 emissions were saved. Read more in Michelle Russell’s article Waste Not, Want Not in the April 10, 2016 issue of Convene Magazine, a publication of the Professional Convention Management Association.

MardiBra Petition: Stop Taxing My Periods!

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A petition has been circulating to support a bill, NYS A-7651,  introduced in the New York State Assembly by Assemblymember David I. Weprin, to remove sales tax from feminine hygiene products. “Stop taxing my periods!” proclaim the women.

MardiBra is a new initiative launched by Rock and Wrap It Up! to collect and distribute feminine hygiene products to the needy.

The national launch of Rock and Wrap It Up!‘s (RWU) Mardi Bra initiative will be held in Anaheim, Irvine, Pasadena, Chicago (multiple locations), Boston, New York City (multiple locations) Boca Raton, Kansas City, Topeka, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City. Collections have started last week and will continue from now on. Colleges across the United States have also organized Mardi Bra collections including USC, The Cooper Union, Pace University, The New School, Brooklyn College and Harvard University.

The Mardi Bra pilot was successfully launched in February 2015 on Mardi Gras night at the Sofitel Beverly Hills, with the help of Sharon Osbourne, who tweeted about the night and made substantial financial donations. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne were 2002 recipients of Rock and Wrap It Up!’s Lena and Joseph Mandelbaum Humanitarian Award. The NYC launch took place at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, NY. Former WNBA Superstar Susan Wicks co-chaired that event, with performances by American Idol Finalist Robbie Rosen.

RWU research has shown that other than food, feminine hygiene products are the most requested items by shelters and pantries in helping at-risk teens and women. RWU asks that each woman purchase a second box when they buy for themselves each month and donate it to help the Mardi Bra program. Additional collection sites have been organized in High Schools and Middle Schools, where the program is named Hannah’s Project. Girls Scouts of Suffolk County NY is the first Scout organization to adopt this project. North Shore Hebrew Academy, Lake Success, NY is the first school in Nassau County to adopt Hannah’s Project. Financial donations will also be accepted in lieu of product.

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Gina Jackson and friends

 

The LA Times covers MardiBra’s success.

The success of MardiBra’15 has led to a dedicated website mardibra-rwu.org and a national reveal on February 9, 2016. Support  in our efforts to collect feminine hygiene products for the nationwide at-risk population has been overwhelming. Following only food, these products are the top request of shelters and pantries.

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Jocelyn Schreier and Terra Bailey of the New School have organized a parallel effort there and created a poster:

 

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The national launch of Rock and Wrap It Up!‘s (RWU) Mardi Bra initiative was held in Anaheim, Irvine, Pasadena, Chicago (multiple locations), Boston, New York City (multiple locations) Boca Raton, Kansas City, Topeka, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City. Colleges across the United States have also organized Mardi Bra collections including USC, The Cooper Union, Pace University, The New School, Brooklyn College and Harvard University.

The Mardi Bra pilot was successfully launched in February 2015 on Mardi Gras night at the Sofitel Beverly Hills, with the help of Sharon Osbourne, who tweeted about the night and made substantial financial donations. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne were 2002 recipients of Rock and Wrap It Up!’s Lena and Joseph Mandelbaum Humanitarian Award. The NYC launch took place at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, NY. Former WNBA Superstar Susan Wicks co-chaired that event, with performances by American Idol Finalist Robbie Rosen.

RWU research has shown that other than food, feminine hygiene products are the most requested items by shelters and pantries in helping at-risk teens and women. RWU asks that each woman purchase a second box when they buy for themselves each month and donate it to help the Mardi Bra program. Additional collection sites have been organized in High Schools and Middle Schools, where the program is named Hannah’s Project. Girls Scouts of Suffolk County NY is the first Scout organization to adopt this project. North Shore Hebrew Academy, Lake Success, NY is the first school in Nassau County to adopt Hannah’s Project. Financial donations will also be accepted in lieu of product.

NYC Mardi Bra Launch Dec. 7

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The New York City launch of Rock and Wrap It Up!‘s Mardi Bra initiative will be held at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on December 7, 2015 at 6 pm. Admission will be a minimum donation of 2 boxes of feminine hygiene products. American Idol finalist Robbie Rosen will perform. Stars Gabriella Pulice and Julia Lambert will lend their support.

Mardi Bra was originally launched in February 2015 on Mardi Gras night with the help of Sharon Osbourne in Los Angeles, who tweeted about the night and made substantial financial donations. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne were 2002 recipients of Rock and Wrap It Up!’s  Lena and Joseph Mandelbaum Humanitarian Award. Mardi Bra will launch nationally in 20 cities across North America on Mardi Gras night 2016.

Though optional, as with the LA event, women are encouraged to wear bra, bathing suit and athletic tops. Festive beads will be given to all participants. Former WNBA Superstar Susan Wicks will help chair the event.

RWU research has shown that other than food, feminine hygiene products are the most requested items by shelters and pantries assisting in helping indigent teens and women.  RWU asks that each woman purchase a second box when they buy for themselves each month and donate it to help the Mardi Bra program. Additional collection sites are needed, especially in High Schools and Middle Schools, where the program is named Hannah’s Project. Financial donations will also be accepted in lieu of product

Brooklyn Bowl is the ultimate night out, with its groundbreaking integration of premiere music, 16 lanes of bowling, a bar featuring locally crafted beers, and food by the acclaimed Blue Ribbon restaurant group. Located in the beautiful, 19th-century Hecla Iron Works building, the venue — aka “rock and roll heaven” (Village Voice) — boasts a sound system and amenities that “no other local rock club can offer” (The New York Times).

Wearing its homegrown values on its sleeve, Brooklyn Bowl is as committed to locally made products — serving award-winning beer from the adjacent Brooklyn Brewery — as it is to environmental sustainability — it’s the first L.E.E.D.-certified bowling alley in the world. And the food? “Epic,” says Eater. In other words, Brooklyn Bowl’s unprecedented combination of top-flight music, bowling, beer and food is “like nailing a spare on a four-ten split” (The New Yorker).

Taste of the Giants Nov 9

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Monday November 9, 2015

Metlife Stadium, 6-9 PM

Join us for “Taste of the Giants presented by Stop & Shop,” an evening of fine cuisine from the area’s top chefs. All proceeds from the night will be used to address the increasing needs of the hungry in our community. The event includes a silent auction as well as the chance to meet current and former Giants players!

Taste of the Giants presented by Stop & Shop” will benefit Rock and Wrap it Up! which supports hunger relief and anti-poverty efforts. We look forward to seeing you there!

Where will Adam Graves, Sue Wicks, Isaiah Thomas and John Starks be on August 21?

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They’ll be at Madison Square Garden to celebrate the Rock and Wrap It Up! Lena and Joseph Mandelbaum Humanitarian Award.

You are invited to join us at 6 PM on Friday August 21, 2015 at the Exclusive Madison Club.

New York Liberty vs. Atlanta Dream.

Celebrity Guests, Auction, Dinner and Dessert. Cash Bar. Casual Attire.

For each level of support, please contact Diane Mandelbaum with listing and ad details.

 


Champion $15,000
Double page or back page journal ad and website listing; 90 tickets; celebrity pre-game event in the Madison Club; full food service; prime game viewing.
To purchase, please contact Diane Mandelbaum.

 


Hall of Fame $10,000
Full page premium placement journal ad and website listing; 60 tickets; celebrity pre-game event in the Madison Club; full food service; prime game viewing.




 


All Star $5,000
Full page journal ad and website listing; 25 tickets; celebrity pre-game event in the Madison Club; full food service; prime game viewing.




 


Half Time $1,000
Full page journal ad and website listing; 12 tickets; celebrity pre-game event in the Madison Club; full food service; prime game viewing.




 


Three Pointer $500
Full page journal ad and website listing; 6 tickets; celebrity pre-game event in the Madison Club; full food service; prime game viewing.




 


Time Out $250
Honorable mention in journal and website listing; 3 tickets; celebrity pre-game event in the Madison Club; full food service; prime game viewing.




 


Admission $95
Honorable mention in journal; 1 ticket; celebrity pre-game event in the Madison Club; full food service; prime game viewing.




 


Supporter $50
Honorable mention in journal.




Stayin’ Alive with the Grateful Dead

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The Grateful Dead joined Rock and Wrap it Up! in December 1994. Over 6,000 pounds of food was recovered from their 1995 touring schedule from backstage leftovers and donated to the poor.

Twenty years later, the Dead donated more food from their Fare Thee Well tour. From two shows in Levi’s Stadium and three shows in Soldier Field, over 1,300 pounds of food was recovered and shared with local agencies San Jose, California and Chicago, Illinois.

Using the Rock and Wrap It Up! Whole Earth Calculator, a mobile app first created for the NFL for Super Bowl XLVIII, the leftover food equaled 1000 meals and kept 979 pounds of the green house gas carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

Concert promoter and former owner of the environmental rock club Wetlands Peter Shapiro and Rock and Wrap It Up! CEO Syd Mandelbaum could not be happier. “It is such a win-win project and so simple.” said Shapiro. “We do this with sports, music, hotels, schools, film and hospitals”, said Mandelbaum. In their words, “the Grateful Dead will always be in future generations’ collective consciousness.”

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