Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Giving Back

Thanksgiving is about being thankful for what we have, spending time with people we care about and of course the food!

This Thanksgiving I'll be travelling to visit Anna in Des Moines, so that takes care of one of the things on the list. We'll be doing plenty of cooking and eating out, so that takes care of the food requirement.

Last night, together with more than a hundred people, I joined Washington DC Jewish Community Center for Everything But the Turkey event. I really enjoy cooking for others and it makes me thankful for everything that I have. We provided a hearty Thanksgiving Day meal for the 2,000 residents of the Community for Creative Non-Violence (C.C.N.V.) homeless shelter, the largest in the country. In addition to supplying food to C.C.N.V., DC Central Kitchen will distribute the remaining meals to local homeless shelters, transitional housing facilities and community kitchens in DC.

For anyone who might be reading this and lives in DC area, I would encourage you to check out Washington DCJCC's December 25 Community Service Day. The details should be posted soon on a variety of projects you can get involved in to help those in need.

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