Pie it Forward raises over $32,000 to help those in need

We are so proud to work with agents that give back to the community in such a positive way. GREAT JOB Tamela and Juan and the Pie it Forward Team for working with the Pie in the Sky fundraiser at Community Servings. They were the #1 pie selling team and raised over $32,000 to help those in need.






Cambridge, MA (Jan. 15, 2013) – Eleven volunteers of Team Pie It Forward sold 1,191 pies and raised $32,451 for the 20th Annual “Pie In The Sky” Thanksgiving bake sale which benefits clients of Community Servings.  Team Pie It Forward raised an additional $2,400 for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey to help those still struggling to survive the impact of Hurricane Sandy.

Team Pie It Forward includes members Mike Bavuso, President, Big Foot Moving & Storage, Inc.; Brian Jurgens, Sr. VP, W.T. Kenney Company, Inc.; Karen Coleman, VP, Advance Restaurant Finance; Patrick F. Dwyer & Assoc. LLC; Kathleen Wentworth, Sr. Loan Originator, Leader Bank; Joseph Aceto; Juan Murray, Realtor®, RE/MAX Destiny; Mary Dean McKee, Gordon Brothers Group; Rich McKee, Big Foot Moving & Storage, Inc.; Gabriella Innella, SurfaceWorks, Inc. and Tamela Roche, Realtor®, RE/MAX Destiny, Team Captain.

The 20th Annual “Pie In The Sky” Thanksgiving Pie bake sale was a huge success with over 16,000 pies sold and more than $565,000 raised for Community Servings.  Hundreds of volunteers sell and deliver Thanksgiving pies baked by Boston’s finest chefs who donate their time, culinary expertise and ingredients.

“The exceptional fundraising success achieved by Community Servings is a testament to leadership steadfast in their mission; from farm to table at every level of the organization possible.” said Team Captain, Tamela Roche.  “Very few non-profits can return 93 cents of every dollar raised in a fundraising event.  Even fewer foster the kind of loyalty and enthusiasm for volunteering the way Community Servings has for twenty years.”

Team Pie It Forward helped box thousands of pies and delivered over 500 to several local companies including Ariad Pharmaceutical, William Gallagher and Associates, Cambridge Offset Printing, Patriot Financial Group, The Appraiser’s Group, Sirois Electric, Inc. and RE/MAX Destiny thanks to Mike Bavuso, President of Big Foot Moving & Storage, Inc. who generously donated crew and moving trucks.  Mike Bavuso is once again named “King of Pie” for the team, selling 395 pies and raising over $10,000!

Community Servings is a free, home-delivery meals program for the acutely ill, their families and their caregivers throughout Massachusetts who are battling 35 types of critical illnesses including HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Lupus, Diabetes and MS.  Since 1990, Community Servings’ founding goals are to help clients maintain their health and dignity, to provide nutritionally and culturally appropriate meals, to preserve the integrity of their family and send the message that someone cares.  For information about Team Pie It Forward contact Tamela Roche, Team Captain, at 617.245.4072 or visit www.pieitforward.com.  For more information about Community Servings visit www.servings.org or www.pieinthesky.org.


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