Tuesday, November 25, 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

The last few days I have been busy at the Francican Poverty Program making up and then passing out the makings for Thanksgiving dinners for those in need. This year we had to scale back to 350 families as we just didn't get the donations we needed. Yesterday and today we passed out the groceries and turkeys to those in need. We also gave 150 filled baskets to 2 very poverty strickened churches in the inner city of Detroit. I feel very blessed to be a part of a team that does this work for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is very heart breaking to see what is happening here in Michigan with so many out of work and having to beg for the first time in their lives. So when you sit down to your Thanksgiving dinner, remember to say a prayer for those who are without a job, or a home, or anything to eat. Take a moment to thank the Lord for your many blessings. I know I will do that. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving.
I'll be back to card making come Friday.

8 comments:

Janine said...

Pat I will be thinking about you this Thanksgiving weekend. Hope all is well with you ... Fabulous work you are doing with those in need this time of year!! You are an angel!!!

6 wacky women said...

Whether it is blogland or real life it is a honour to know you, Pat. You do such wonderful things for so many!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Take care
Karen

mochamama said...

You just keep giving and giving!!!!! May God bless your servants heart! I miss you when you are not around but I realize you are one busy woman and your blog life isn't your only life...hehehehe hard to imagine that eh?
Have an awesome Thanksgiving Pat
Hugsxxx

Shirley said...

Congratulations, Pat! Your cards are fabulous!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Thanks for sharing this, Pat! What a rewarding feeling to work on this project -- God Bless You and those you donate all their time and resources!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!!

WhimsicalThoughts said...

Hi Pat, hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Ann said...

What a wonderful project! You are blessed, in Detroit, to have active Franciscans. And they are blessed to have volunteers like you. Happy Thanksgiving!

Juliann said...

I have heard that Michigan is getting hit pretty hard! It is sad...
Such a nice thing you are doing to help out.
I just hope things get better everywhere and fast!