Champions of Change
Mandy Bickerstaff is a Program Director for Do Your Part, a nonprofit organization that supports disaster relief and long-term recovery. After Hurricane Sandy hit New York City, Mandy volunteered with the Red Cross and saw how important good food made with love was in times of disaster. She co-founded UWSLoves, which prepared over 1500 hot meals and more than 3000 sandwiches for those in need on the Lower East Side, Rockaway, Coney Island, and Red Hook. During this time, Mandy also compiled a cookbook of recipes and stories from the relief effort to support continued fundraising. She continues to work with relief organizations around the New York and New Jersey areas, coordinating fundraisers, large donations, and volunteers. Her beloved grandparents are her inspiration, instilling in her the importance of public service and dedication to those in need.