Have You Ever Helped Out In A Giveaway For The Less Fortunate?

@KrauseHome (32392)
United States
November 22, 2009 9:27pm CST
Being one week before Thanksgiving, our Church decided to do a Turkey giveaway again this yr. We also had bags of food to go with the Turkeys as well, and it was a wonderful time. A lot of the people who came to get Turkeys were people who had recently lost jobs, or had Health issues, larger families, etc. to where with our Economy getting as bad as it is, people are struggling just to find more ways to make ends meet. Personally having the chance to give back to the Community like this I feel is one of the Best things I can do. Considering there was a time in my life where I was homeless, without a job, and had to rely on others for help as well. No, things may not always be the Best for me even now, but I at least have a roof over my head, and a job and that is better than a lot. So what about you? Are you doing things this year to help out those less fortunate than you? Or are you the one having to go to places needing the help instead. ~~TINA~~
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@walijo2008 (4649)
• United States
23 Nov 09
We should all be giving to the less fortunate this time of year, I know I have been blessed beyond what I could have imagined and I know there are alot of people out there that are having to do without. Every year my husband's employer gives us a turkey or a ham with the trimmings and I am going to donate those to the local mission here in town. We don't need them, we have everything we need.
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• United States
23 Nov 09
P.S...Our church also does a food drive that we donate to, its to help the needy families in our area.
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
23 Nov 09
I'm glad u are not homeless anymore, u have been blessed. I have had some rough times but was never homeless, THANK GOD. I would be glad to help anyone i could. I don't know of anything here that's hellping the less fortunate but i'm sure there is.
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@KrauseHome (32392)
• United States
28 May 11
Well, it has been a long time since I have been homeless, and needed help for that, but I would often say a lot of times that it is good to always remember where God has brought me from as well. That is why I continue to have a soft spot in my heart for the less fortunate and Love to help them out anytime that I can.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
23 Nov 09
Children are my thing.....I buy toys for tots.....give the the Salvation Army and also donate food items when there is a drive....but I for me giving the toys means some little child will wake up for CHristmas with something special....What you did is soooooo very important....just think how many meals someone will get out of a turkey! Good for you!
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@KrauseHome (32392)
• United States
28 May 11
It is so much Fun helping out with these giveaways like this. Besides this one, we now do Backpacks full of School supplies for at least 50-100 kids now, and the Thanksgiving drive as a church. Personally I love giving to Toys for Tots, and the Giving tree for Salvation Army as well.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
23 Nov 09
that was very kind of your organisation.i donot remember doing anything particular now but i do keep aside some amount of money to be given to the less fortunate and also we set up camps every year to give away the items which we no longer use.
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@KrauseHome (32392)
• United States
24 May 11
That is a cool idea. I know that my husband and I are always trying to find ways to give stuff out for Free, and have even listed on Craigslist etc. and the feeling you get from doing so is worth it as well.
@katsmeow1213 (28715)
• United States
23 Nov 09
These days it's not hard to help the needy! My kid's schools do canned food drives, and they give the food to the local food pantry who gives it to needy families. How hard is it to find a few cans of food in the cupboard you'll never use? I can usually find tons, because we do accept food from the food pantry every now and then, but I usually only use half of what they give me. Plus I do things like donate my clothes to the Salvation Army, then I'll also shop for more clothes there, and the money they make off the clothes they sell goes towards their other programs, like the homeless shelter!
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@KrauseHome (32392)
• United States
24 May 11
Same here. There are times we have gone to Food pantries, etc. and gotten Free food, and some of it there is no way we would ever use, so what better way than to donate it back to someone else. We have someone even from where I work who brings in food a lot of times so sometimes that is where I donate back some of my food as well. You never know by looking at someone whether they might need help or not, so anytime I help out I feel truly blessed.
• United States
23 Nov 09
i have with food drives that they do here where you put the canned goods in your mailbox for the post to pick up but other than that no
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@KrauseHome (32392)
• United States
24 May 11
Helping out when the Post Office does their drive is a good thing, and a way to help out with some of the people out there needing food. I know we are always giving things for this, and other food drives like this.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
yes, there are instances where we did help people. just the past few months, we were able to help those victims of the typhoon that hit out country. we were able to give clothes that we do not use anymore..and clothes we mean, we were able to give 2 boxes of clothes!! and the feeling was great. :)
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@KrauseHome (32392)
• United States
26 Nov 09
This is always a Great feeling for sure. Anytime you can help someone who is hurting worse than you giving away a little of your time and items you may no longer need is a Great feeling for sure. I know around here we also have FREE Cycle where we can donate stuff too as well, but anytime I can donate for an orginization or cause leaves a greater feeling for me for sure.
@smile823 (45)
• China
23 Nov 09
Hello,krausehome.Welcome to mylot.I am from china.Thanksgiving day in china is also increasing popular,,particularly sought after by the merchants.But perhaps few activities for the other peoper.I think the festival held in thanksgiving day must be very warm.I wish you successful event.If i had the opportunity to participate,i will do something this year to help out those less fortunate than me.
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@KrauseHome (32392)
• United States
26 Nov 09
I think overall this is a time to be Thankful for what you have, and having a chance to help others helps with this even more.
• India
23 Nov 09
I must say that right now I am the one needing help. I am recently separated from my husband, do not have a penny in my pocket and am broke without a job. I am having to go places in search of a job. I am living with my old mother and it is not a happy scene to be without a house of your own and adjust to your parent.However I am hoping for the best and I am sure that one day I shall be in a position to help others who have been like me or in situations worse than that of mine. It sure will feel good to be on top of the world and to help make someone else happy.
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@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
23 Nov 09
Hi Krause Well I have been in that spot when my boys was little. I try to give something along the way every year. This year Im not sure just how much I can do. I might have to ask for a little help myself. My hubby just got back to work a couple of months ago, and we moved into a home. With that we have been on a tight rope for a little bit. Im still going to try an give a little anyways. Have a nice day and keep smiling my friend.
• United States
26 Nov 09
I've helped paint a nursing home, I've helped lay new bark in a play ground, I've helped move furniture out of a condemned hotel so that the furniture could be shipped to hurricane torn towns that needed furniture for home that were destroyed, I've given several bags of clothing to the red cross, I've answered phones for a red cross fundraising drive, I've been a waitress at dinner events for the Red Cross where they donated the money people paid for dinner to various people that needed it, etc.
• United States
26 Nov 09
Health issues. Struggling to help out those less fortunate - the homeless. In our community. Without a job. To go to places doing things, needing the help instead. Make ends meet.
@AmbiePam (44601)
• United States
26 Nov 09
Our apartment complex had a turkey and ham giveaway. Seeing as how everyone in my apartment complex lives at or below the poverty line (it's a requirement to be "poor enough" to live in this apartment complex), it was a nice thing for management to do. I didn't enter because I'm just one person, and I have a family. There are dozens of single moms in this complex with children. They could definitely use that turkey and ham way more than me.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
24 Nov 09
That is a great thing to do and I would like to take my daughter to an event like that to show her how good it feels to help those who need it and for her to appreciate how privileged her life is compared to some. We sponsor a child around our own daughter’s age from Uganda and we communicate with her regularly. I am teaching my daughter about her sponsor sister’s way of life and why she and her family need our help. I wish I could afford to take her over there to meet her and see first hand how she lives; wouldn’t that be the best way to learn?
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
23 Nov 09
Every year at work each department gets a less fortunate family to provide Christmas for. We donate money, food, and toys. Sometimes it's clothes..just depends on what the individual wants to give. We get a list of the people in the home and their ages to help us out. It's nice to know your helping someone.
@savypat (20248)
• United States
23 Nov 09
I have collected food, served food and done other services where needed. Sure I helped but I got so much more from the experience than I gave. I wish I were well enough to do it again, now I just try to donate as much as I can.
• United States
23 Nov 09
I used to be responsible for what we called "The Giving Tree" during the Christmas Season in our Parish Church. Every year we put tags on the tree for those who need help, and organizations that need gifts to distribute. Because our church is a large parish, the number of gifts we received to distribute was phenomenal. It did feel good to do it, however, after 18 yrs, I handed the job over to someone else, as I was burned out..lol