I have some really exciting news I want to share. I'm sure most of you already know about how I like to do Food Drives
every so often. Well this year I've decided that I want to do something really big for Thanksgiving. So here's my plan...
Up at the food pantry they have a list of all of the families who will be receiving food. I thought it would be really
neat to get *huge* baskets and fill them with a Thanksgiving feast. I'm not talking about your average canned goods; I'm talking
about a seven course meal! lol I want appetizers and desserts and side dishes etc...
I want to decorate the baskets with neat flowers and little sayings and have the family's name written on it all pretty.
I want to put papers in there with recipe ideas. I want to bake cookies, brownies, pies...you name it. Typically the food
pantry only takes non perishable items, but I think they give out the Thanksgiving food the day before.
So this idea of mine is going to take more than the average food drive. So I've set a goal of making *at least* $1000!
I'm still intending on doing a food drive (November 18th) but I want there to be those baskets, and then the normal food we
would collect. I think $1000 would cover that!
I still need to talk to the guy over at the Episcopal church and okay this with him. I'm also up for any suggestions you
guys have for fundraising. Claudia offered to help me with a bake sale and she suggested that I talk to the guy who owns G.U.
(he'll be visiting in a couple weeks). She says he might donate a few Turkeys and he's probably going to be very willing to
help me raise money considering the money I make will be spent buying food there. I figure it's a win win situation for everyone.
I need lots of help though! As usual I'm going to need some Volunteers, but this time there's a ton of things that can
be done. From making the pretty little name tags to coming up with ways to fundraise to helping out with the baking (just
to name a few).
I know this is about Two months away, but that's a lot of money to raise, so I'm trying to plan in advance.
I feel really good about this though and I'm going to try my very best. Please pray that I can keep this excitement and
reach my goal of $1000! If you know of anyone that might have any ideas, please send this to them. I figure if I start raising
money now, it won't be too hard to reach my goal. Thanks in advance.
"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone"