Friends for Thanksgiving: Another Beautiful Year of Serving

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Friends for Thanksgiving a huge success!  Over 200 volunteers showed up early Thanksgiving morning to do their part to make sure the elderly and people with disabilities received a warm meal.  Just to name a few of those who helped bring it all togeher… Top Hand Cowboy Church, Stonegate Community Church, Journey Christian Fellowship, Harris Creek Baptist Church, Baylor students, The staff of American Bank… and MANY, MANY MORE!  Over 417 meals were delivered this year!

From Frank Alexander’s kitchen crew, to Ric and Patty Klein who coordinated the maps/routes for the drivers, to Lana Woods who coordinated the food donations, the Friends for Life staff, and all the volunteers who packaged and delivered meals…WE THANK YOU!  We ALSO appreciate the continued support from Cargill, Texas Roadhouse, Sysco Central Texas, and Coca-Cola.  Thank You again for another wonderful and successful year!

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Friends for Thanksgiving

Volunteers delivered Thanksgiving Dinners to 400 home bound elderly and people with disabilities on Thanksgiving morning.  What a wonderful way to let people know that someone cares. Some of our clients dress up in their very best because they know someone is coming to see them Thanksgiving morning. If you would like to volunteer for Thanksgiving please contact Della at 254-772-8100 x 110.

FRIENDS FOR THANKSGIVING

Friends for Life volunteers gathered early Thanksgiving morning to package dinners.  Then volunteers delivered Thanksgiving Dinners to 332 homebound elderly and people with disabilities.  We are so thankful for all the people who come together to help us remember these folks each year!

Megan Willome wrote a wonderful story about what our Friends for Thanksgiving Program meant to her family.  You can read her article in November’s issue of the WACOAN Magazine. If you would like to volunteer please contact Della at 254-772-8100 x 110.

Please don’t forget me.

Before we know it Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here and we have thousands of people to reach out to this holiday season — people who are alone.  Most don’t have family to remember them.  We have a program called Friends for Thanksgiving where we deliver Thanksgiving Dinners to homebound elderly and people with disabilities.  These are folks who wouldn’t otherwise have anyway to celebrate Thanksgiving.  We also have a program called Gifts for Grannies & Grandpas, too and each year we collect, package and distribute thousands of gifts to lonely people who need to be remembered, not just at Christmas but on their birthdays and other holidays during the year.  If you’d like to help and live close you could help collect, wrap or deliver packages.  If you’d like to help and you don’t live close, you can could call a local nursing home to see who will be alone this Christmas or help us reach out to more people by making a contribution.

Above are just a few of the notes we’ve received from clients.  I just wanted you to know how much this means to them.  I took their names off to  protect their confidentiality. If you would like to volunteer please contact Della at 254-772-8100 x 110.