Give Back this Thanksgiving Season

November is a month where people take a few minutes to reflect on what they are thankful for in their lives.  Thanksgiving is a great excuse for people to slow down and be a little more kind, thoughtful and genuine.  It is also a great time of the year to practice gratitude and to give back to those who are less fortunate.  Fortunately for us in DC, there are many opportunities to volunteer for organizations or to make a donation.

So… put down that phone, computer, tablet and remote control.  We have some ideas for you to practice the meaning of Thanksgiving.

  1. Participate in a Turkey Trot sponsored by SOME (So Others Might Eat) or by the Bethesda-Chevy Chase YMCA.
  2. Donate to the Capital Area Food Bank or Bread for the City to make a meal possible for a family this Thanksgiving.
  3. Prepare food, deliver a Thanksgiving meal, hand out pies or even help serve a Thanksgiving meal with Food & Friends.
  4. Visit the elderly and the sick at nursing homes and hospitals through The Holiday Project.
  5. Give a donation to Central Union Mission for under $3 that will provide an entire meal to one person.
  6. Help make the Community Harvest Dinner at Martha’s Table successful and fulfilling.




Posted by Jill Burke