Last summer Ladybug went to a youth conference where she was given a challenge – to feed 500 families Thanksgiving dinner through a combination of a food drive and a meal served to the poor of our community. She came home very excited – I nearly passed out. My faith wasn’t as strong as hers in that moment, all I could see were the obstacles.
But Ladybug was undaunted. In the last two months she has made countless phone calls, had numerous meetings, and enlisted the help of many people. Our family is committed to seeing this project through – if one of us is called to something big, we’re all called to help.
The food drive is in full swing with boxes in businesses, churches, and a competition going between rival high schools. Now she is focusing her energy on the community meal where she hopes to provide Thanksgiving dinner to 250 people. She is raising funds for the food, venue, decorations to make it lovely, and even crafts for the kids.
If you would like to help, you can make a secure donation to her cause at Share Thanksgiving. If you live near, how about baking a pie or two (or five)? Or join us as we peel piles of potatoes.
Read about Share Thanksgiving in her own words.