Humble Pie partnered with St. James Preschool (PeWee Valley) to collect non-perishable food items for Wayside Christian Mission as our Thanksgiving charity project! The attached article is an account of our project, written by Wayside Chaplain Michael Blunk. Scroll through the webpage listed above to read the article, ‘Teach Your Children Results In Thanksgiving Food Drive’
Tis the season…… for sharing love, laughter, hospitality and FOOD!
Thanksgiving has left our house happy and hearty and Christmas is looming in the already lighted bushes next door. And when I say looming, I mean 3 weeks away looming. How did we get here so fast?
Our elf “Kermie” is riding on the girls’ turkey cutouts into the early days of December. And as the holidays meld together amidst the fast paced slurry of events that our family should rename Merry Thanksmas, I am feeling especially desperate to teach our girls about humility and helping those less fortunate. Thanksgiving is not about reveling in the pumpkin pie and stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce that we “get” to eat. It is about being thankful for our blessings and thankful that we have the privilege of using those blessings to help others.
With this in mind, Humble Pie is rounding out 2014 with 2 donation events that will help several Louisville organizations this holiday season. We started with a Thanksgiving food drive for Wayside Christian Mission. Wayside is an organization that helps homeless and struggling men, women and children with life-advancing services. They serve over 2000 meals daily to those living in their facility, walk-ins off the street and people living in many homeless camps around the city. Yes, I said 2000! As you can imagine, food donations are happily welcomed!
St. James Preschool in PeWee Valley, where my children attend, collected non-perishable food items for the mission. Ms. Stephanie’s 4 and 5 year old class decorated signs to attach to our collection bins and as children brought in donations, they were able to personally put them into the bins, reiterating the importance of their acts of kindness. It was a wonderful learning experience for our little ones. The best part, we are not only creating tiny philanthropists, but we are helping others in the process. Making our humble mark on our community. Humble Pie.