According to marketwatch.com, “Nonprofit multicultural arts company, eyeBLINK, (www.eyeblink.org) is throwing parties of hope and smiles in 25 states. eyeBLINK is donating 2,500 pizzas to homeless shelters across America during these parties, every day for a week. Every penny has been raised by private donations.”
“Musicians provide live music while the pizza is served in the shelters. This creates a fun time and generates joy for those in need. ‘In tough times, you need hope. You need a moment when you can forget your cares. So we do that. We donate food, we provide music, people are happy and clapping and dancing,’ said Obaid Kadwani, the creator of the project. ‘We buy discounted pizzas from Dominos. For just $1 donation, a person is essentially buying 2 slices for a shelter guest. Beyond that, our donors become part of making a direct difference for a person in their community. They’re making a happy memory for them.’ eyeBLINK believes in both, feed the body and feed the soul. The live musicians create an essential ambiance for the pizza party. The musicians range from drummers, to guitarist, to jazz musicians, to 5-piece bands to DJs”
“The project, in just its 3rd year, has grown from just 1 city to 25 states plus Washington DC. Obaid Kadwani is a tv-personality known for hosting tv-shows about Bollywood, with a weekly viewership of a million South-Asian Americans. His drive, passion and determination to pursue this volunteer project has been a key to its growth,” the story said.