Thanksgiving gives most people the opportunity to reach out and lend a helping hand to the hungry and homeless. It is a great time to gather with the entire family and participate in outreach activities. There are many charitable organizations in your area that are in need of willing participants to serve holiday meals to the poor. Making a donation during fundraising events is a big help for organizers that are putting so much effort to maintain their events every year.
Washington DC has countless non-profit organizations that are accepting donations and employing volunteers who can help out with their goal of feeding as many homeless people as they can. After enjoying your Thanksgiving dinner, it is definitely fulfilling to know that your entire family is able to help out and show another way of giving thanks during an outreach activity.
Most of these activities are going to happen all day during Thanksgiving week: Exploration Station – Turkey Gobblers, Thanksgiving Gobble Hats, Circle Time, and Mother Goose on the Loose. These activities are just some of the events your family will surely enjoy. Special performances from The Pumpkin Theatre will have your kids on their feet all throughout the night.
If you have a soft spot for people who are living on the streets, you can join various organizations such as the Capital Area Food Bank, Food and Friends, Bread For the City, Salvation Army – National Capital Area, and Turkey Trots in the Washington, DC Area. These non-profit organizations accept volunteers from different walks of life who can help them feed the hungry. Groups like Food and Friends provide meals to men, women, and children suffering from HIV/AIDS or cancer. Taking part in activities with these groups will surely make a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate.
Thanksgiving is a day to remember all the good things that have happened in your life. It is when you realize how lucky you are when compared to others who are suffering from different problems in this world. Share your blessings and never forget the wise old quote, “What you give is what you get.”