How about you? This year, will you help make Thanksgiving wonderful for the many who don’t have the wherewithal to do it themselves? We are talking about those without a home … or lacking family to share the holiday cheer.
There are plenty of opportunities to roast turkeys and bake pies in the days leading up to the holiday and to share food and love on Thanksgiving Day with community members in need of TLC and cheerful company. We are also collecting money, gift cards and clothing! If you have an event to share or questions about how and what to donate, reach out to me on Facebook or Twitter.
Take a look at the Interact and Giving FAQ for more information and have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving 2014! Easy Custom Auto Excerpt
Break Bread With You, Newark NJ
This is the community celebration my family and members of Madres por Obama y la Tierra, Kokokidz and the BCC NAACP and the NJ State NAACP Youth & College Division participate in Thanksgiving morning. It’s become our tradition – feel free to make it yours too!
Our family and some friends help out Thanksgiving Day in Newark NJ as a Break Bread With You partner. Our group will be at least 25 strong, but we will be accompanied by several hundred people at this outdoor community celebration in Lincoln Park led by FP Youth Outcry and Partners in Acts (PACTS). Donations of clothing, shoes and winter items are collected and distributed to our less fortunate neighbors .. and everyone eats!
If you sit down and share a meal and conversation with a homeless tablemate, your day of Thanks will be truly complete. Trust me, I know :-). The most important arrival for this event is you. But, donations are welcome too.
Here’s an expanded Interact & Giving FAQ.
Food on Thanksgiving Day
On Thanksgiving Day, bring cooked food and packaged/canned food items and drinks to Lincoln Park .. and sit down to Break Bread with a homeless person or two. You can also serve food if you like!
You can also help to carve turkeys, pack up meals and even deliver them to the 3500 people Partners in Acts (PACTS) plans to distribute Thanksgiving meals to. They deliver meals right to recipients’ doors!
Food and Preparation before Thanksgiving Day
In the days before Thanksgiving, you can help PACTS prepare meals by roasting a turkey, baking a pie or donating ingredients .. and even money.
Clothing, foot wear and accessories
Bring any donations you like to the community celebration on Thanksgiving Day. There will be plenty of strong hands to help you with offloading – just grab someone and ask for help!
The HUBB, 135 Prince Street, Newark NJ (9-5 or by appointment)
Passaic, NJ (by appointment)
Fair Lawn, NJ (by appointment)