Join the Nutcrackers

Street To Street is a young organization and we have a big nut to crack. We need a lot of nutcrackers. Please support Street to Street.

Our expenses in 2013 include hiring laborers and supervisors, purchasing a truck and equipment, and covering insurance and training costs. Our expenses will easily reach $100,000. We plan on earning a good deal of that on the job, but  we will get by a lot better with a little help from our friends . . .

Please send donations to:

STREET TO STREET, 6514 7TH STREET NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20012

And remember, donations are tax deductible. And any amount is welcome.

THANK YOU!!!

 

Street to Street is a 501c3 organization incorporated in Washington DC as a charitable and educational organization. 

More About Nutcrackers

From Wikipedia, in case you are interested: The earliest use of the term nutcracker in English dates to 1481. Nuts have long been a popular choice for desserts, particularly throughout Europe. Nutcrackers in the form of wooden carvings of a soldier, knight, king, or other profession have existed since at least the 15th century. These nutcrackers portray a person with a large mouth, which the operator opens by lifting a lever in the back.

The original nutcrackers were first seen in Germany and were thought to have guardian-like properties because of their strong appearance.The nutcrackers were placed on dining tables to serve as a fun and entertaining center of conversation while diners awaited their final course. At one time, nutcrackers were actually made of metals such as brass, and it wasn’t until the 1800s in Germany that the popularity of wooden ones began to spread.

The spring-jointed nutcracker was patented by Henry Quackenbush in 1913. These are also used for cracking the shells of crab and lobster to make the meat inside available for eating.

As you have probably guessed, it’s in the “making available” sense that we need nutcrackers at Street to Street, along with their “guardian-like properties.”