So Many Reasons To Be Grateful
In 2013, Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. held its first official Thanksgiving Giveaway. Before then, we informally supported families, and for 27 years we ran a Christmas Basket Giveaway that stopped in 1992 due to a lack of volunteers.
Our Thanksgiving Giveaway is now an integral part of our services. This occasion provides our neighbors with opportunities to volunteer, donate, and receive food, according to their needs and capacity. It is our goal to ensure as many families as possible enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, provided by their neighbors and GPHC.
We are now working on our 7th annual Thanksgiving Giveaway, providing meal boxes that contain everything needed to feed a household on Thanksgiving – vegetables, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, rolls, pies, and yes, a turkey. Last year we distributed 346 boxes, providing 1,283 people with meal to share and celebrate.
As of this writing we don’t yet know the exact need for how many boxes we’ll need to distribute this year. But we are fairly certain it will meet or exceed last year’s number. The more we have, the more we can serve.
This is where you come in.
We are in need of monetary donations, food donations, and volunteers. Visit greaterparkhill.org/food-programs/thanksgiving/. There you will find the form for how to give, our list of needed supplies, the hours and days we are in need of volunteers, and all other details.
Thank you to the donors and volunteers who give their time, talent, and treasure. We are grateful to be part of a community that comes together to care for those who need it most.
Jean & Charlie Curlee
Judy Ann De Tar
Tara Bannon Williamson
Colleen & Randy
Cure D’Ars Catholic Church
Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being
Messiah Community Church
Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church
Park Hill United Church of Christ
Park Hill United Methodist Church
St. Thomas Episcopal