It feels like it wasn’t too long ago when I received a Thanksgiving 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 to 3 little girls. 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 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 kids 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. Never underestimate the difference you can make!
Will you be an “Angel” and help a family in need celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional turkey meal? Will you help me reach out to needy 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.
Collection Dates Nov. 2015:
Tue. Nov. 10th 10:00am-12:00noon
Sat. Nov. 14th 9:00am-1pm
Tue. Nov. 17th 10:00am-12:00noon
Sat. Nov.21st 9am-12noon
Thanksgiving Baskets will be delivered to local families in need Nov. 21st & 22nd.
Cannot make one of the posted drop off times please call 856-625-8652 to set up a 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.)
• Frozen Turkeys
• Gift Cards for Turkeys- We have very limited cold storage space
• Pies (Apple, Pumpkin, Coconut Etc.
• Peanut butter and jelly/jam
• Canned soup, stew, and chili
• Vegetables –canned
• Macaroni and Cheese
• Pasta Sauce
• Fruit Juice
• Canned sweet potatoes or yams
• Cranberry sauce
• Biscuit or muffin mix
• Snacks (pretzels, chips, nuts, etc.)
• Dessert mix, such as brownie mix, pudding or jello.
• Pancake mix
• Pancake syrup
• Canned Evaporated Milk
• Canned Pumpkin
• Foil Roasting Pans
• Canned tuna, salmon, chicken
• Soups/ Stews (all kinds)
• Cake Mixes
• Toilet Paper and Paper Towels
• Small Bouquet of cut flowers to brighten up the table
• Funds to purchase perishable items such as milk, whip cream, butter, eggs etc
Angels of God Community Outreach
Non-Profit Founded by Teen Katelyn Darrow
Giving a Hand UP to those in need.
Providing clothing, toiletries, food and more to the less fortunate.