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4 Ways You Can Reach out This Thanksgiving!

Girls, Thanksgiving is a day of appreciation–we get to spend the day with family and thank our Lord Jesus Christ for all the many blessings He’s bestowed upon us!

But Thanksgiving also is a day of service on which we can reach out to those who are in need.

If you’re looking for opportunities to give back this Thanksgiving, try one (or more!) of these four ideas:

  1. Donate a Thanksgiving basket. There are many organizations that collect Thanksgiving baskets, such as Catholic Charities. Just make sure that the organization is legitimate and that the baskets do go to families in need.
  2. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. The best way to help the homeless is to assist at a food kitchen, where you can not only serve a warm Thanksgiving meal, but also spread a little holiday cheer!
  3. Visit hospital patients or old age homes. You may want to do this through your church, as some homes and hospitals don’t allow non-family visitors. But many children and elderly folk are spending Thanksgiving alone and a visit would surely cheer them up.
  4. Contact your church and find out what they have planned this Thanksgiving. They may need help preparing or serving a Thanksgiving meal for community members without family, or putting together Thanksgiving care packages for soldiers spending their holiday abroad.

Ladies, do you and your family reach out in service on Thanksgiving? How do you help those in need during the holidays?

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8 Comments

  1. Paris

    Posted by Paris on November 21, 2012 at 19:06

    God ALWAYS give to us and WE DON’T DESERVE IT,so we should DEFINITELY give to others who NEED it!

  2. Paris

    Posted by Paris on November 21, 2012 at 19:03

    We aren’t doing the nursing home visit for Thanksgiving,but we are doing it for Christmas,we,as in my awesome church! :)We sing christmas songs and give them coffe cups full of hard candies!(Old people LOVE hard candy) and gifts!

  3. olburrows

    Posted by olburrows on November 21, 2012 at 12:49

    My family will be helping with an organization similar to a soup kitchen this year. We’ve had tragic things happen in our lives these past few years, and we feel we should help others (regardless of our circumstances).

  4. unicorns4567

    Posted by unicorns4567 on November 20, 2012 at 12:17

    if you make fun of God and catholics on purpose, saying oh God will forgive me later. wil he still forgive you, and are you still his child? i realy need some help?

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by crzyBiblenerd on November 20, 2012 at 19:36

      Just apologize and make an effort to not do it anymore. Trust me, if He forgave me, He can forgive you!

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Kathrie on November 20, 2012 at 14:33

      @unicorns4567. I think if you apologize to God and you really mean it, and you decide never to make fun of him again, he will forgive you. Making fun of him and Catholics is definetly not something you want to make a habit of. 🙁

      Being a child of God is like a way of life, from how I see it right now. God will always accept you back into his arms if you desire him and not a cover up for evil.

  5. ChristianGirlForever

    Posted by ChristianGirlForever on November 20, 2012 at 11:41

    This is awesome! I recently helped with a free food give-away, we gave away about 200 boxes of free food and I am helping at my church with the Thanksgiving Dinner we are having 🙂

    • tmgaouette

      Posted by tmgaouette on November 20, 2012 at 13:47

      That’s so great! Those are fantastic ways to walk the walk! God bless.