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On Wednesday night, God’s Love We Deliver staged its annual Golden Heart Awards at Skylight Soho, where it honored Carolina Herrera for her contributions to the charity, and — to mark its 25th anniversary — the volunteers who prepare and deliver the meals the organization provides to the sick. One of the charity’s more recognizable delivery persons accepted on behalf of all the volunteers.
“I’m sure every client is happy to see every God’s Love volunteer at the door,” City Council speaker Christine Quinn said while introducing Uma Thurman. “But what a great kick [if] the first time you open the door, it’s Uma Thurman.”
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The actress performed a surgical strike of an appearance at the event. She arrived shortly before her remarks and left after her stage time. Other attendees included Blaine Trump, Adam Lippes, Lauren Remington Platt, John Demsey, Alan Cumming and Calvin Klein, who dined alongside Herrera.
Dinner committee member Sandra Lee, a longtime supporter of the charity, gave the night’s introductory remarks. Her appearance was a bit of precipitous timing, as the night before in the same space, her boyfriend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, accepted the Huffington Post’s Game Changer of the Year award.
“No,” the Food Network host said with a laugh when asked if the pair always followed each other. “Just a special week.”
Given the charity’s commitment to home-cooked meals, and her own kitchen empire, it felt appropriate to ask if she ever went the delivery route herself.
“Yeah, today on my photo shoot I ordered Chinese,” she said.