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thankful

Franklin, TN

#1 Nov 13, 2010
Hello everyone, myself and a group of friends plan to buy gifts/dinner for a family in need with small children that can't afford it themselves. If you know of anyone in need, please post on the topic any info or a # of some local people that may could help with the project. People rant and rave all year long on this site, so why not do some good and show others you want to help! Thanks
Grandparent

Brooksville, FL

#2 Nov 13, 2010
Why don't you contact DHS, South Central Resources, your church, the elementary schools, the Salvation Army, Good Samaritan or another charitable organization. I'm sure they would be glad to have you make a contribution. Most are probably not going to directly give you a name of an individual because of the privacy rights of the person.
You might consider doing something for the shut-ins at the nursing homes. Many of them would love to have a visitor during the holidays....only cost to you and your friends - a bit of your time.
thankful2

Madison, WI

#3 Nov 13, 2010
I think giving directly to someone is a great idea. Institutions do so much for people, and I am not trying to minimize their impact, but a little face time is great for everyone. I think people might give more instead of relying on institutions to give if they knew a neighbor had a need that they could fill. I think the day is coming very soon when we will have to help each other!
Grandparent

Decatur, GA

#4 Nov 13, 2010
thankful2 wrote:
I think giving directly to someone is a great idea. Institutions do so much for people, and I am not trying to minimize their impact, but a little face time is great for everyone. I think people might give more instead of relying on institutions to give if they knew a neighbor had a need that they could fill. I think the day is coming very soon when we will have to help each other!
The good thing about organizations is they will take the donations and divide it among many families or individuals.

Some people in need are very proud and would just as soon not have others knowing of their need....thus an organization can protect their privacy. If you're giving to someone you alreay know, then privacy is not an issue.

The day has long been here to do for others. I am probably far older than you and I was raised by parents who believed in helping others. So my helping has been a life long thing.
Unemployed

Lewisburg, TN

#5 Nov 13, 2010
thankful wrote:
Hello everyone, myself and a group of friends plan to buy gifts/dinner for a family in need with small children that can't afford it themselves. If you know of anyone in need, please post on the topic any info or a # of some local people that may could help with the project. People rant and rave all year long on this site, so why not do some good and show others you want to help! Thanks


With so many people unemployed you will be a blessing. If you have a Child Development Center in your area, you might check with them. It's non-profit and they certainly know people in need.

Since: Oct 10

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#6 Nov 13, 2010
we always have a large Thanksgiving dinner at our house for people who are alone, recently widdowed, going thru the empty nest period - or for families that just cant put a Thanksgiving dinner on the table because of the economy. This year - the count is at 40 so far. the menu is: 1 smoked turkey, 1 deep fried turkey, 1 roasted turkey, all the usual side dishes, 8 pumpkin pies, 2 pecan pies and a cooler filled with sodas and drinks. no one needs to bring anything - just an appetite. hopefully we will be able to continue this gesture in Lewisburg when we are living there, for our new neighbors and friends.
just say no

Lewisburg, TN

#7 Nov 13, 2010
I gave last year to only find the ones I gave at the Liquor Store buying booze. Yeah I was buying it too , but I work and make my own way...

THANKFUL

United States

#8 Nov 14, 2010
thank you for your suggestions.. I don't have much but I have enough where I can help someone else out that is less fortunate than myself. I will contact some of the local places mentioned to see what I can do!
@ soon to be tennessean: what a great idea!! it definitely made me smile!!!:)could you move to TN before Thanksgiving?? ;)
big heart

Franklin, TN

#9 Nov 14, 2010
You can also check with local banks and schools for angel tree children. Also, area schools are accepting coats for the annual coat drive for children without a decent coat for the winter. Maybe even contact guideance counselors for any items needed for needy students. They always have extra backpacks, notebooks, and supplies on hand for students in need. I hope your kind gestures bring you as much happiness and joy as it will the lives that you help !!!
member coc

Lewisburg, TN

#10 Nov 15, 2010
I hate christmas , i give to who and when i want and not becouse of some catholic holiday that is built on lies.
thankful

Franklin, TN

#11 Nov 15, 2010
i am giving because i want to, not because of anything else but what is in my heart. thank you big heart. hopefully i have some luck today!!!
footballcrazy

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Nov 15, 2010
member coc wrote:
I hate christmas , i give to who and when i want and not becouse of some catholic holiday that is built on lies.
Bahh! Humbug!
big heart

Franklin, TN

#13 Nov 17, 2010
Not sure if it is The Grinch or Scrooge that has been brought into my mind? Hummmmm!
Thankful

Murfreesboro, TN

#14 Nov 21, 2010
I do what you are planning every year,I find a family & help, There are plenty organizations here in Lewisburg that help like, DHS, Cops for Kids, Good Samaritan, The Elks lodge & etc.. But I know that there are always a few that are left out and its no ones fault, sometimes people just have to much pride to ask for help, so thats why I find a family with children myself, Many years ago I lost my job & needed help for xmas, I did recieve help & was very greatful,Without that help My two kids wouldnt of had a xmas, so every year I do the same for someone else, Call it giving back. I think it is great what you are doing! I have a family picked out already, If you need help or you want to help with this family let me know.
THANKFUL

United States

#15 Nov 21, 2010
I am having a hard time finding a family. People said they'd give me a call back and I don't know if I will ever get a call back. I would love to help or some help finding a family. :) Please let me know, we can email, or you can give me a call. You just let me know because I definitely need some help finding a family.
big heart

Franklin, TN

#16 Nov 21, 2010
Go to an area bank and select an angel. If possible you can speak with the person in charge of the angel tree and try to have sibling groups selected for you to give gifts.
Tabby

Murfreesboro, TN

#17 Nov 23, 2010
To Thankful
I know of a Family,Single mom,is in collage for LPN, 3 children, 1 girl, & 2 boys, all young their ages are girl 3 yrs old, The boys are 7 & 8, Send me yr email if you feel this family is ok for you to help
in need

United States

#18 Dec 3, 2010
Dear Thankful,
I know of a family very close to my heart that is in need. My family is helping as much as we can but we also have our own household to think about as well. She is an unemployeed single mother of four. Two boys (ages 8 and 9) and two girls (ages 11 and 12). I have always tried to make sure that they have had a good christmas, but this is I seem to be coming up on the short end. If you are interested or know of anyone who may be interested in helping please send me an email @ the following address. amy.adams2@gmail.com.
I applaude you thoughts and efforts with what ever you do decide to do. It is a very generous thing to help those in need.
thankful

Franklin, TN

#19 Dec 4, 2010
thanks!! I emailed you!!:)Tabby, my email is mcrutcher3@gmail.com
THANKS!!
family of 9

Chapel Hill, TN

#20 Dec 1, 2011
thankful wrote:
Hello everyone, myself and a group of friends plan to buy gifts/dinner for a family in need with small children that can't afford it themselves. If you know of anyone in need, please post on the topic any info or a # of some local people that may could help with the project. People rant and rave all year long on this site, so why not do some good and show others you want to help! Thanks
i have never asked for help but this year it is not looking good between over due bills and a new baby we now have 7 children we cant seem to make ends meet let alone buy christmas for these guys if god has blessed you please bless us you can reach us at jaydan2051@hotmail.com thanks and god bless you

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