What Anne and Kelli, from I Love My Wife Podcast, are doing to make a difference.
7 weeks ago Anne Steele decided to start online concerts to lift the spirits of her fans, friends, and family. While playing the “couch concerts” every Wednesday on Facebook Live, her wife, Kelli Carpenter, a travel advisor and co-owner of R Family Vacations, wanted to do something to give back to the people working on the front lines of the health care industry. We collaborated with our dear friends, Steve Carroll, a family nurse practitioner actively working in a NJ hospital, and his husband Jon Huston. The four of us, along with a few other couples, started pooling our own money to personally buy meals and deliver them to the hospitals. Often Steve would deliver the meals himself.
On April 1st, 2020 a grassroots movement began. Starting that evening during her 3rd concert, she began to take Venmo donations in order to raise money to provide these much needed meals for emergency medical personnel. Also Steve and Jon own a t-shirt printing company called SniffAPickle.com and started selling t-shirts that are “Covid- humor” centric. Each Covid-19 t-shirt sold, provides four meals for the people working on the frontlines of the hospitals. To date they have raised over $22,000 in donations and served over 3200 meals. To contribute to these donations give to Anne’s Venmo: @theannesteele or Paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne and Kelli also started a personal fundraising campaign to support City Harvest, an incredible food rescue organization helping to feed hungry New Yorkers. They have volunteered with their children and have donated over the years because hunger is such a major crisis in America, but now with Covid-19 it is a massive crisis. if you would like to read more about what City Harvest is doing yo respond to this increasing and unprecedented need and donate, follow the link their page: www.CityHarvest.org/theannesteele
DNR Studios is proud of the work these ladies are doing to help front line workers during this incredibly difficult time. Every Thursday at 12:00pm ET Anne’s concerts will be made available on our metaplayer Preview Channel- 00 for your listening pleasure.