I absolutely LOVE that not long after God started challenging me to spend less money on groceries each week, my friend Donna was inspired by the Lord, via another blogger, to raise money to provide Thanksgiving Dinner to 50 families this year, thereby creating a place for me to funnel our saved grocery money to help others!
Donna and her husband served as directors of the food pantry at our church for several years. She has such a beautiful heart for the Lord and for serving those in need in our community, and this idea of hers is so exciting to me!
Donna mentions in her post (which you should go and read first!) that another blogger’s post got her thinking and inspired her.
I LOVE that about the blogging community. We each put our words out there not knowing what will happen, or if anyone will care, and then things like THIS happen.
I am excited and encouraged by the women online who are being LOUD for what they believe in. This is the stuff that changes the world. One woman at a time.
SO…Donna has a goal to raise $2000 to feed 50 families for Thanksgiving. It’s a bit audacious, but I know it’s possible. In fact, I believe it’s MORE than possible and I’m thrilled to participate.
She says in her post…
Forty dollars is all it would take to provide joy to a family sitting around their Thanksgiving table, without worrying about how they will have to skip a bill to provide a holiday meal for their family. A warm, cozy, nutritious turkey and all the fixin’s.
The single mom trying to make ends meet.
The senior on a fixed income.
The family whose Daddy just lost his job.For some of us, forty dollars is a drop in the bucket.
For some of us, that’s a few less trips to Starbucks this month.
But for some, it’s down right impossible.
Let’s rise up and help Donna meet her goal! Let’s spend less money on groceries this week. Let’s skip Starbucks for a few weeks. Let’s make room in our budgets to contribute something to this cause.
Maybe it’s not $40, but maybe you can swing $20 or even $5.
It will all add up.
And how awesome will it feel to not just be full of turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving Day, but full in our hearts because we were generous?!
Please click over to her blog for details on how to contribute. It’s easy and can be done online in a matter of minutes!
Whether you can contribute financially or not, please take a moment to share her post (or this one) on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email or wherever you have influence.
So many people are generous and will step up to the plate when they hear about a need. Let’s make sure they hear about this!
I can’t wait to see how this plays out :)