Thanksgiving is almost here and as we plan for a holiday feast there are others who may go without any special meal. Please join the Tikkun Olam Committee in supporting our local homeless or homebound community members so they may also experience the special occasion of the holiday. Please use the SHN donate page and select the “special event” option, then specify the charity you wish to support. Our goal is to raise $500 from the SHN membership to bring cheer to others less fortunate. Two options we are recommending:
— Give a $5 – $15 contribution to Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH) to support a Thanksgiving Brunch for the men’s emergency shelter, or a holiday meal for the veterans in Safe Haven shelters, or people transitioning from homelessness now living in MCCH’s Hope Homes.
— A gift of $30 to Food & Friends will provide a nutritiously-tailored Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings to clients in the community living with serious illness. Food & Friends staff and volunteers will prepare and deliver 3,500 holiday meals to adults and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-changing illnesses.
Thank you for being generous on this holiday and sharing what you can with others.