Partial repost - 2010 version found here. Care Company is completing their Thanksgiving drive offline. They, as they should, will be making appeals for care for the needy around Christmas time also.
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When Nabal refused to feed David and his men in 1 Samuel 25, in spite of their help for him, the insult was all the greater because it occurred at a feast time, when landowners and the wealthy were under obligation to feed the poor. So with Nabal's fortunes in mind, we can think of these events as more than just opportunities to serve. In the words of Capitol Hill Group Ministries, "Remember that your generosity means there are more families seated at the Thanksgiving table." Let there be much Thanksgiving!
Given the recent increasing trend over the past few years CHGM estimates that this year’s demand will come in close to 440 baskets! A Thanksgiving Day Basket typically costs around $50 and feeds a family of 4. For more information about how to register to donate a Thanksgiving Day Basket or for detailed instructions regarding what items go in a thanksgiving basket please CLICK HERE.
If you are interested in Volunteering with the Thanksgiving Food Basked Distribution please CLICK HERE.
There is a wealth of similar programs around the city run with the help of churches, government organizations, and others. In addition, on top of the always incredible work of DC Cares, a Thanksgiving volunteering gateway can be found here.
"It is right to give Him thanks and praise!"