In case you missed it, here’s what was on the blog this week.
- Monday, September 25: September’s Jewels of the Month feature the opal, October’s birthstone.
- Wednesday, September 26: I did a YouTube video about hats and forgot to include my magnificent top hat. Dammit!
- Saturday, September 30: Fine jewelry made it into articles in The Hollywood Reporter and the New York Times.
Separately, if you’re looking to donate to the survivors of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, my latest Indivisible newsletter includes a link for financial donations and, if you’re in New York, physical donations. Here is the information:
Donate to Help Puerto Rico
If you have not yet donated money to the aid efforts in Puerto Rico, or you wish to donate more, Consumer Reports has a list of charities working directly in Puerto Rico. If you want to donate necessities personally:
- Music-streaming company Tidal is working in partnership with the Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort to fill a cargo plane by Thursday. Drop-off point is at Jacob Javits Center on 34th and 11th. Bring batteries, flashlights, portable lanterns, diapers, baby wipes, cases of water and/or feminine hygiene products ONLY.
- On the Upper East Side, you can bring diapers, ready-to-feed baby food, batteries, first-aid supplies and/or feminine hygiene products ONLY to the city’s drop-off point at Engine 91 (East Harlem) at 242 East 111th St. (between 2nd and 3rd Aves.)
- If you wish to donate food, you can bring meal replacement shakes and bars — as well as canned (pop-top ONLY) or pouches of tuna, beans and soups, peanut butter, fruit cups, applesauce, pudding, saltine crackers — to City Harvest on the 5th floor of 6 East 32nd St.
Limit yourself to items requested by each organization. They will not accept perishable or used items, or anything that requires electricity or a water source.
The full newsletter for the week of October 2 is here. You can get the newsletter delivered to you by email if you sign up at Indivisible Upper East Side. The newsletter is targeted to my district, but information in it can often be adapted to other districts/cities/states. If you’re outside the area, enter “Wendy sent me – Newsletter only” in the notes during sign-up so we don’t call you asking you to come to a meeting! Even better — join one of your local Indivisible chapters. Find a group as well as more information here.