Pizza For The Hungry 2009: A Smile Brings Hope

Pizza for the Hungry is a charity event created by eyeBLINK. Started in June 2007, Pizza for the Hungry aims to bring happiness to people who depend on homeless shelters for sustenance, while underscoring the need to eradicate hunger in America. The guests at homeless shelters are given a pizza party and eyeBLINK volunteer musicians also provide musical entertainment to create a truly joyful ambience! Pizza for the Hungry is also a celebration of the best in humanity as people from all walks of life, races, religions and economic strata come together to help the less fortunate during this week.

View Details of Pizza for the Hungry 2008 View Pictures
View Details of Pizza for the Hungry 2007 View Pictures

In 2009, Pizza for the Hungry: A Smile Brings Hope will take place from June 15th to June 20th and is expanding to 25 states! With your help, we can do it. Your support last year already saw the project grow to 8 cities in 4 states. Eventually, with your support, we hope to make Pizza for the Hungry: A Smile Brings Hope a nationwide event. In this economy, it's really important that everyone give a little bit and volunteer a little bit to help those in need.

See list of homeless shelter parties
See list of our generous donors

Add a party to a shelter in your area:
Simply contact us at and we can help you make it possible. Help bring joy and smiles to hundreds of people in your own area.

!!!!!WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!!!

1) Donate: Pizza for the Hungry is completely funded by your donations.

*** Even $1 will help us buy at least 3 slices of pizza! ***

Become a Pizza Project Pillar: Donate or raise $100 (we will be honored to list you on our website)

Become a Pizza Project Provider: Donate or raise $500 (we will feed the guests of one entire shelter/kitchen in your name or your organization's name).

Pizza Project Sustainer: Donate $5000 (we will feed at least 10 shelters/kitchens in your name)

2) Add a shelter/kitchen in your state: Make a difference in your community. Contact us to add a shelter/kitchen in your city to Pizza for the Hungry. We will help you work with your email list and local organization/group to raise the needed funds. You, your friends and neighbors can spread joy, hope and compassion throughout your city.

3a) Volunteer to help us find musicians to volunteer to play at the pizza parties

If you're a musician, please volunteer to play at the shelter for one or more pizza parties. If you're not a musician, please help us find musicians by calling/emailing music schools, local schools and more.

3b) Volunteer to take pictures of the pizza parties

If you're a professional photographer or a skilled amateur photographer, please volunteer to take pictures of the pizza parties, so that we can document the parties and show our donors the joy that they helped spread. You can also volunteer to help us find photographers by calling/emailing photography studios or schools.

If you're skilled or would like to become skilled on creating, managing and growing the Pizza for the Hungry Group on these 3 sites, please contact us at

4) Sponsor Artistic Director Qurrat Ann Kadwani as she runs the NYC Marathon to raise money for Pizza for the Hungry 2009!

Show your support. Sponsor Qurrat Ann Kadwani

In 2007, she completed the Washington D.C. Marine Corps Marathon - 26.2 miles in 4 hours, 36 minutes!

In 2008, she ran 9 races through New York Road Runners: Grand Prix Manhattan Half-Marathon 13.1 miles, Colon Cancer Challenge 9.3 miles, Scotland Run 6.2 miles, Run as One 4 miles, Adidas Run for the Parks 4 miles, Healthy Kidney 6.2 miles, Wall Street Run 3.1 miles, New York Mini 6.2 miles, Fitness Games 4 miles.

In 2009, she is running the prestigious NYC Marathon - 26.2 miles on Sunday, November 1st and is using her efforts to raise funds for Pizza for the Hungry 2009.

Support her efforts by donating at least $1/mile. (Minimum donation $26, but donations of larger quantities gladly accepted. All donations will go towards Pizza for the Hungry.)

Please Donate! Or help us raise donations!
Why donate? We all have many luxuries in life. For lots of people who eat at homeless shelters, a pizza party is an extremely special occasion. It brightens up days, brings smiles and tears of happiness. We at eyeBLINK are committed to giving back to our community. Join us today!

For more information or questions, please contact

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All donations are tax-deductible. eyeBLINK is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Our EIN # is 20-5806876. Thank you so much for your support!

If you wish to send checks, please make out checks to eyeBLINK. Please write "Pizza for the Homeless" in the memo area. Send check to:

350 west 43rd st., suite #32G
New York, NY 10036