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 chefs. Proceeds 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.