I’ll be honest, I’ve always been a firm believer that you should be kind and generous quietly. I never felt the need to shout it from the rooftops if I helped someone who needed food or money more than me. I mean, isn’t that the way it should be?
But, I digress, in this case I’m going to share some intel about my charitable giving, and it’s only because I’m asking you to join me.
Mom blogger favorite Scary Mommy, aka Jill Smokler, is holding her Third Annual Thanksgiving Project, where “100% of your donation will go to a family in need.”
They will also share as much information about “your” family to you as they are comfortable providing.
On her website Jill said, “Give $50 to support a whole family, or we’ll partner your donation – whatever it is – with other donors. Every dollar counts, so please give what you can.”
The idea struck me because just this weekend I was planning the Thanksgiving menu with family, and I was actually saying how I’d probably do a test run of some of the recipes before hand to make sure they were just right.
And it was after I said it that I realized how ridiculously fortunate I sounded. Some mothers out there may not know if they’ll be able to make a turkey dinner, and here I am doing test runs. Ugh, I’m mad at myself for getting caught up in the hoopla, but whatever, this isn’t about me.
The is about all moms trying to put the needs of their children before theirs, and moms trying to fill their child’s hungry belly all while creating beautiful memories. We all want this and we all should have it.
That’s why I’ve decided to take part in Scary Mommy’s Thanksgiving Project.
At any point in time, any one of us could be faced with needing a helping hand or more.
Let’s all give back and be thankful. Thankful for being in a position to help others and thankful for being fortunate enough to celebrate such a decadent holiday with loved ones.
Learn how you can help here.
Won’t you join me?