November 8, 2010

To Whom It May Concern:

I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing you today to request your assistance in a Thanksgiving initiative I am spearheading to feed 40 disadvantaged youth, ages 16-20 at the Turning Point Center in Brooklyn, NY on Thursday November 25th.

A chef and owner of Designs by Sweet P, I felt compelled this holiday season to use my talents to offer children at the Turning Point Center a home cooked Thanksgiving meal. As I started spreading the word about this initiative, I have received a tremendous outpouring of support from other chefs in NYC, along with a host of friends from many different industries.

On Thursday, November 25th during the hours of 10-3pm, with Chefs Jourdan-Cha'Taun, Ashley Allison and Donna Jaye and some of my closest friends, we will provide a full Thanksgiving meal, donated clothes, games and canned goods while speaking to the children who have come from abusive homes, suffered substance abuse and homelessness and affected by HIV about the importance of education, setting goals for themselves and more.

We kindly ask your support in making this the best holiday these kids could have hoped for by donating any of the items we have listed on the below list. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

All donations are tax deductible:

Company Name: Turning Point, 5220 4th Ave, New York NY 11220

Tax ID #: 190334

If you would like to donate money, you can send directly to my pay pal account at You will receive a confirmation of your donation.

The address to ship/drop off donated items:

Hostelling International NY

c/o Iman Dean

Re: Thanksgiving

891 Amsterdam Ave

New York, NY 10025

All the best,

Iman Dean


Design By Sweet P

About Turning Point

Turning Point is a non-profit organization helping economically disadvantaged people in Brooklyn, New York. Our goal is to change lives by providing comfort and help to hurting people. We work with disconnected youth, families in crisis, the homeless, substance abusers, the unemployed, persons infected with and affected by HIV, adult non-readers, and non-English speaking immigrants. Turning Point provides direct services to more than 12,000 people in Brooklyn each year, and reaches more than 20,000 people through education and outreach programs.

Designs by Sweet P

646.879.8359 | 891 Amsterdam Avenue | New York, NY 10025


Produce Section Items

1 Case Collard Greens

4 Large Vidalia Onions

1 Large Red Onion

Dried Oregano

20 Bulbs of Garlic

23 Lemons

Italian Parsley

Fresh Basil

Cherry Tomatoes

50 Yams

10 Oranges

Case of Mixed Green Lettuce

Case of Green Beans/20 Boxes Frozen

5 Bags of Onions

16 Golden Delicious Apples

3 Bags White Potatoes

30 Granny Smith Apples

5 Shallots

Ground Ginger

Baking Items

10 Frozen Deep Dish Pie Crusts/2Pks Refrig

*Frozen Rolled Pie Crust 2 per/Box

2 Bags White Sugar

2 Brown Sugar

2 Bags of Large Marshmallows

1 Jar Apricot Glaze of Apricot Jam

Real Vanilla Extract/Vanilla Extract

2 Cans Evaporated Milk

10 Packs of Butter


Dairy Section

2 Packs Italian Mix of Shredded Cheese

3 Gallons of Milk

7 dozen Eggs

Cheddar cheese

Sauces/Oil/ Other Items etc

2 Regular Size Mayonnaises

5 Bags/Cans Cranberry Sauce

5 Bags of Dinner Rolls

Apple Cider Vinegar

Hot Sauce

Worcestershire Sauce


Olive Oil


Vegetable Stock




Foil pans


Black Pepper




Kosher Salt


Paper Items



Plastic Forks


20 Sternos

Meat Items

2 Fillet Logs/Beef Tenderloins

2 Hams

2 Turkeys

3 Smoked Turkey Drumsticks

Whole Salmon


Clothes (Male and Female)