Will you be an “Angel” this Thanksgiving?
I have shared this before but I think it is important to share it again. It feels like it wasn’t too long ago when I received a Thanksgiving Food Basket. I never thought of myself as “needy”. Within a year and a half time span I lost my mother, survived domestic violence, divorced, and became a single mom. I am thankful for others that reached out to me when I did not have the courage to ask for help.
Days before Thanksgiving, when I was scrambling around trying to figure out how to host a “normal” Thanksgiving dinner for my young children, the doorbell rang. I opened the door and in front of me were a group of familiar faces; several of my children’s teachers and the guidance counselor. They were standing there with bags and boxes of traditional Thanksgiving food and the perfect turkey. I have to say I felt embarrassed…. Why couldn’t I provide this for my children? I was at a loss for words. They greeted me with huge smiles. My embarrassment quickly changed to feeling special and blessed that our “School Family” would go out of their way to make sure my children and I were taken care of. Even though this was such a tough time in my life, this touch of kindness gave my girls and I a sense of normalcy. That Thanksgiving we had all the traditional trimmings and more! It is a Thanksgiving I will not forget. Smiles and sequels I still remember. Never underestimate the difference YOU can make!
Will you be an “Angel” and help a family in need celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional Thanksgiving meal? Will you help me reach out and give a HAND UP to families’ right in our neighborhood? Angels of God wants to provide overflowing Thanksgiving Baskets of joy this holiday so families in need can celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional meal.
Sat. Nov. 12th 9:00am-12noon
Tue. Nov. 15th 9:00am-12noon
Wed. Nov. 16th 9:00am-12noon
Sat. Nov. 19th 8:00am-12noon
Thanksgiving Baskets will be delivered to local families in need Nov. 19th & 20th.
Cannot make one of the posted drop off times please call 856-625-8652 to set up drop off time that works for you.
Angels of God Clothing Closet 334 South Broadway Pitman, NJ 08071
*Don’t have time to shop? Monetary donations may be made via PayPal www.paypal.com to firstname.lastname@example.org Or mailed to: Angels of God Clothing Closet 334 South Broadway Pitman, NJ 08071 *Donations made to Angels of God are tax deductible. Every little bit helps, no matter how small or large.
We will be collecting the following:
**PLEASE CALL BEFORE DROPPING OFF ANY PERISHABLE FOODS**
- Canned Vegetables (beans, peas, corn, etc.)
- Gift Cards for Turkeys- We have very limited cold storage space
- Pies (Apple, Pumpkin, Coconut Etc.
- Fruit Juice
- Canned sweet potatoes or yams
- Cranberry sauce
- Biscuit or muffin mix
- Thanksgiving Napkins
- Funds to purchase perishable items such as milk, whip cream, butter, eggs etc
- Canned Evaporated Milk
- Canned Pumpkin
- Foil Roasting Pans
- Snacks (pretzels, chips, nuts, etc.)
- Dessert mix, such as brownie mix, pudding or jello.
- Pancake mix
- Pancake syrup
- Canned tuna, salmon, chicken
- Soups/ Stews (all kinds)
- Cake Mixes
- Peanut butter and jelly/jam
- Canned soup, stew, and chili
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Pasta Sauce
- Toilet Paper and Paper Towels
Angels of God Community Outreach
334 South Broadway Pitman, NJ 08071
Giving a Hand UP to those in need.
Providing clothing, toiletries, food and more to the less fortunate.