God's Love We Deliver helps those in need with NYC cow parade
A cow parade is returning to New York City for the first time in over two decades.
Pop-up fiberglass cow pastures will be seen throughout the boroughs this August. President and CEO of God's Love We Deliver Karen Pearl says that there is something about cows that are very engaging.
Artists are partnering with God's Love We Deliver, a nonprofit that started in 1985 in response to the AIDS pandemic and now serves over 10,000 clients a year.
The organization cooks and delivers medically tailored meals to people living with over 200 diagnoses in the city.
Artists who are creating the cows like Peter Tunney say partnering with God's Love We Deliver makes the process rewarding.
“It’s a model for any activity or humanitarian activity,” Tunney says. “They’re so organized and beautifully done.”
Artists were picking their paintbrushes in Industry City, and some told News 12 the vision behind their pieces.
Billy The Artist's theme is Moo York Summer Celebration, which focuses on the positive energy and the eyes all around the city.
“There’s something about watching your work in a big scale that’s rewarding,” Kamila Zmrzla says. Pearl says the cows will be sold and given to a good cause.
“At the end there will be an auction where the cows will be sold and the proceeds will go to people who are sick, unable to take care of people and their family,” Pearl says.
The pastures will start coming to the city on Aug. 18 and will stay until Sept. 30.