Thanksgiving is upon us, and with it comes the joy of the holidays and the promise they bring. For most of us, we approach this time of year with anticipation and images of our family gathering at the table with an abundance of food and fun.
For some families though, the reality is there isn’t enough of either food or fun. The worry of wondering where the next meal will come from, nonetheless a special meal for Thanksgiving, Hanukah, or Christmas, weighs heavily on those who don’t have enough. The use of our food pantries has increased 200% in the past year.
With this in mind, Giraffe Laugh offers families a special holiday basket, once in November and once in December, to take this concern away and make the holidays brighter.
This is also the month we celebrate our Virtual Futures Begin Here Luncheon, and we hope you’re able to join us. Our theme this year is Imagine. I can’t imagine what we’d do without all of you to invest in children’s futures!
We will send a meal card to anyone who signs up here along with a reminder, and the great thing is you can watch it any time from November 4th at noon or thereafter.
Think about your friends and family from near and far that may wish to join you and include them while also thinking about a Watch Party with your closest friends! Some ideas are in this newsletter on ways to encourage others to learn more about Giraffe Laugh, what we do, the impact in our community, and the impact and difference you can make with your support.
I am grateful for all of you. Your continued support and involvement makes all the difference in a child’s life. The first five years determine how the next 80 will unfold. Because of you, there will be many Idaho lives for decades to come that are impacted by your generosity. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.