As a kid, the folks brought us to Plymouth, Massachusetts every Boston trip we made visiting family. OK maybe it wasn’t every single trip but when you’re five and eight years old, it kinda felt like it. Plymouth Rock was always our favorite part, for some reason we were completely fascinated that the rock was in jail.
Excited to start celebrating our favorite holiday, which means we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day – but wanted to share something we read about just this morning…Many soup kitchens and food pantries throughout NYC have been struggling to meet demands as their budgets diminish. Amy Zimmer’s article offers a lot great ways we can all help:
- Check out the New York City Coalition Against Hunger’s Volunteer Matching Center, which helps search volunteer opportunities by neighborhood, nearby subways lines, available times, and personal skills sets, etc.
- Visit New York Care’s website, which runs volunteer programs for 1,200 nonprofits, city agencies and public schools.
- Start a virtual food drive for the Food Bank For New York, donate food or volunteer doing anything from serving hot meals at the Community Kitchen in Harlem, packing food at a Bronx warehouse or staffing at fundraising events.
While we are incredibly thankful for everything we have, it is important we find ways to help those less fortunate. Please remember to be graciously generous this holiday season.
See you upstate!