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Does anyone know somewhere my husband and I could volunteer with the kids (7,8,15,16) on Thanksgiving?

We are in south Jersey. we have organized a Thanksgiving dinner at our church in the past, but bc of firbomyelgia I am not able to do all that anymore. We are still looking for some way to volunteer with the kids. We have no family of our owcelebrate with and I just would like have the kids see that really we are very blessed and should be a blessing to others when we can.

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Asked by Free2bme442 at 8:12 PM on Oct. 3, 2009 in Holidays

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  • food shelters, animal shelters ummm hospitals

    Answer by mirit.rose at 8:15 PM on Oct. 3, 2009

  • I have called around to some food bansk and keep getting that the little ones are too young or they dont need help? I am alittle surprized by both. Animal shelter may not be good cuse of pet allergies...hospitals may be. Thanks!

    Answer by Free2bme442 at 8:19 PM on Oct. 3, 2009

  • Maybe visiting an eldery home? Some of those ppl don't get visits form family and I'm sure you and you family just coming to spend time with them would mean alot! Bless you and your family!

    Answer by toledoohiomom at 8:34 PM on Oct. 3, 2009

  • Food shelter, homeless shelter, hospital, VA hospital, nursing home. Some places have age restrictions, so check on those first. You can also call the local military base (if one is near you) and find out if you can host a service member or 2 for dinner. Let them use your internet or phone to call their families.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:55 PM on Oct. 3, 2009

  • This year my family and I are hosting our own Avon fundraiser. I found I can do more good marketing an online fundraiser and handing out flyers than spending a day out. We are doing the local animal shelter and just began toys for tots today. I know that animal shelters nationwide are in trouble. People can't afford their pets and are being forced to get rid of them. People also can't afford their usual donations. I run my fundraisers from mid Oct all the way to New Years. If anyone would like to help the local animal shelter fundraiser or toys for tots I'm hosting now we need your help visit and place your order. 10-20% of the proceeds go directly the foundation!

    Answer by usbornebooksdh at 1:52 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

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