Thanksgiving is creeping up quick and with the cold weather filtering in faster and faster, things are only going to get tougher for those without the proper resources to support themselves.
With that in mind, I figured I would highlight a few places in Stratford and the GTA where you can help out this Thanksgiving. Whether that means making a monetary donation towards providing a full Thanksgiving meal or simply offering a few hours of your time to help serve those meals, here’s a couple places to checkout:
The Scott Mission – www.scottmission.com – $25.50 donation feeds 6 people
The Good Shepherd – www.goodshepherd.ca – Click here for a WishList of things they need (socks, razors, deordorant, etc.)
The Daily Bread Food Bank – www.dailybread.ca – Click here to get involved.
Stratford House Of Blessing – www.shob.org – Click here to give!
I know that not everybody has the extra money kicking around to donate and many of you might have too many prior committments to lend a hand as volunteers, but if you’re sitting at home on Facebook and sending me invites to CastleVille, PLEASE go out and get involved.
Lastly, please don’t get it twisted and think that the only people who show up to these missions and soup kitchens are drug addicts and “bums” who are too “lazy” to better themselves . There are families, small children, elderly folks with poor pensions, the whole nine. And besides, even if it WAS all drug addicts and lazy “bums”, does that mean we should just forget about them even though they’re people just like everybody else?
Don’t answer that, it’s a rhetorical question.