Season of Giving Begins at Thanksgiving

We all feel a little nip in the air as the Holiday Season approaches. Though many are generous throughout the year, giving seems to rise a notch as Thanksgiving get closer. It’s impossible to list and write about all the fine organizations and individuals who make a difference each year so I selected several that I personally know about.

    Christ Fellowship Church, with eight campuses, is delivering 1,300 dinner baskets with turkey and all the fixings. Each campus has a designated area to deliver their “goodies.” The Redland Campus packed and delivered 250 of these units to assigned families at the Redland Migrant Camp last Saturday. Joining in on the festivities were the South Dade and Everglades Migrant camps. Distribution was done according to a list given by the Title 1 Migrant Program. This list will be used again as “Santa” makes a visit in several weeks. Besides the turkey dinner basket give away, 1,500 boxed meals were donated by Farm Share. An additional 1,000 hot dogs and hamburgers were graciously served. For additional enjoyment there was face painting, arts and crafts and a bounce house. This outreach will continue through December as donated gifts will be given to the children. 

   On Tuesday, Dade County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee was at it again! Coupled with donations from Conchita Foods, the ladies topped last years’ 100 mark of family baskets. As for Christmas, a toy giveaway will be held, December 19th with yours truly dressed as Santa.

   Behind the scenes lies the Rotary Club of Homestead who provides funds to assist in bringing Holiday Cheer to those in need. These fine men and women of the community help provide funds for the Homestead Soup Kitchen. Also on their list, the Rotarians offer financial assistance to the Soroptimist Club for use with their Holiday programs in serving the community. 

   One thing that these caring organizations have in common is that all of them offer assistance to those in need throughout the year not just during the Holiday Season. You can make our community greater by joining one of many charitable organizations, so forget those soon to be broken New Year’s resolutions and make a pledge to get involved where your efforts will yield success!

**Note: The Turkey was almost chosen as our National Bird over the Eagle. Lucky for us, the turkey lost so we can gobble-gobble.