Sunday, November 20, 2005

Those in your own backyard

As we prepare to gather at the table with our loved ones to celebrate our blessings, please remember those less fortunate than us.  This has been a year of giving; many of us have dug deep into our pockets to help thousands of disaster victims, across the country, and around the world.
Now with the holiday season beginning, please don't over look the need for giving in your own community.  Perhaps your community has a food bank, Salvation Army, YWCA, YMCA, or any number of social welfare organizations helping others.  There are many.  Here are just a couple I found today.
America's Second Harvest: The nations food bank network- provides a way to search for your local food bank or rescue organization.  Results for searching by state provide statistics such as poverty rate, child poverty rate, and unemployment rate.
Food Network - have a cook on your gift list?  Looking for the gift that keeps on giving?  Food Network published Food Network Favorites: recipes from our all-star chefsProceeds from the sale go toward each chef's favorite charity, including America's Second Harvest, as well.
Be a light in someone's life.  Sometimes all they need is a little break, and to know people care.


shayshaydc said...

Great entry!!! We do need to think of others all the time but especially this time of the year and with the weather getting cold!!!

robinngabster said...

So glad you posted this picture!

dcmeyer420 said...

Beautiful picture! Yes, here in the Gulf Coast, we have a lot to be thankful for. Several hurricanes in the last two years made us appreciative of a lot of the things we've taken for granted before the hurricanes. And yes, we give because we know how it is to recieve. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!