Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Another Reason to Give Thanks

On Monday, I helped to deliver Thanksgiving dinner packs to community organizations in our area. As a provisional member of the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills, I helped to ferry over 250 bags to organizations around the area. That’s a turkey dinner with trimmings for families in need right in our own back yard. And where did the trimmings—like cranberry sauce and stuffing mix—come from? A lot of these items came from our own student body and the greater Marshall community.

The food donations were
packaged with a disposable
roasting pan and a turkey, all
tied up with a red bow, the
official color of the Junior League.
A few weeks ago, a notice went home with students requesting specific food items and our students and their families answered generously. Our students participated in an important and meaningful community activity when they brought in their donations. You’re never too young to give something back to our wonderful community. Thanksgiving will be a little bit happier for many families in our area thanks—in part—to the Marshall family.