The Thanksgiving Project started as a simple blog post from Jill Smokler (Scary Mommy) in 2011. She was upset that some parents couldn’t provide food for their families during the holidays. Jill reached out to her readers and they warmly responded by donating money to her project.
As I think about my life and each of the Thanksgiving dinners I’ve been blessed to be a part of; only one thing comes to mind. I have ALWAYS had enough. Not just enough but an abundance of food. You know that overstuffed feeling that hits right after the pumpkin pie slice?
How could I ignore the fact that others were hungry on this beautiful occasion? I can’t.
An average Thanksgiving dinner costs $50 for one family. How many families can you feed this year? Just think, one less Starbucks Latte each month and you’ve done it-fed a family one holiday meal. So simple, isn’t it?
Right now, there are over 200 families on the Thanksgiving Project’s waiting list and and the applications for help close this Friday. Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad donated to this cause and along with fellow co-authors of The Mother of All Meltdowns, we invite you to give back too.
Together we have helped several families already but we want to do more. If you’d like to join us, please donate through the MOAM website . If you can’t afford to donate at this time, I hope you will take a moment to share this post. If you need help, you can apply at Scary Mommy’s website up until November 15th.
Please support #ScaryMommyThanksgiving. Thank you!
Hovering high and low, Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad