Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Thanksgiving is about more than turkey dinner with the family right? This is a time for thanks, but it's also a time for giving. With the manic hustle-bustle and running around of families, sometimes trying to fit in two or even three turkey dinners in a day, it's easy to forget that not all of us are so fortunate. There are thousands of needy families in our Vermont communities. Record numbers of Vermonters are now signing up for state assistance and unemployment benefits. Children are being taught less to "eat healthy" and more to "eat enough." Community shelves are a wonderful asset to any hungry family, but community shelves need our help in continuing to provide their services.
One Vermont family, the Dalziel's, came up with a great charitable idea three years ago. They call it the Dalziel Family Turkey Drive, and they need your help in helping others. This November, you can participate in the Third Annual Dalziel Family Turkey Drive by making a donation online. All proceeds collected go toward the purchase of Thanksgiving Turkeys which are then donated directly to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, so families of lesser means too can have access to the same Thanksgiving traditions that you and I already share in.
Please take a moment to read more about the Third Annual Dalziel Family Turkey Drive on their website: http://consultwithvip.com/turkeydrive, and then take a moment to remember what Thanksgiving is all about.
Happy holidays from PromoteVT.