Thanksgiving is a celebration of being grateful. To keep this tradition alive, many organizations and companies give back to their communities and the less fortunate. Here is a list of some of the many ways you can give back to those who may not be as fortunate as yourself:
Greek American Homeowners Association of New York Thanksgiving Day Lunch
Nov. 22rd 8:00 AM
23-49 31st Street, Astoria NY 11105
Lyons each year sponsors the Greek American Homeowners Association Thanksgiving Day Lunch. Volunteers serve lunch to the elderly, homeless and those looking for good food and company. For more details, visit the GAHA website at http://www.greekamericanhomeownersassociation.org/
Masbia Soup Kitchen Network
Masbia is a soup kitchen located in Flatbush, Borough Park and Rego Park. The organization welcomes volunteers over the age of 10 to serve hot meals to those who enter. Visit https://www.masbia.org/volunteer_signup for more details.
The Race to Deliver
Sun. November 18th 8:30 AM (Adults), 10 AM (Kids)
This is a fundraiser hosted by God’s Love We Deliver. The fundraising goal is set at $415,000 and will consist of a four-mile walk/run for adults. A variety of children races begin at 10 AM. To sign up, visit https://www.crowdrise.com/racetodeliver2018.
The 2018 Thousand Turkey Challenge
Upper W Side
263 West 86th Street, between Broadway and West End Avenue
Help the West Side Campaign Against Hunger provide frozen turkeys to low-income families. Over 1,400 families received turkeys and seasonal food last year. You can donate via their website https://www.wscah.org/thousand-turkey-challenge/ or text TURKEY tp 56512 ($18/turkey).
Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers
23rd Street and West Side Highway
Tue. November 20th from 6 AM
Join 300+ volunteers to pack and deliver meals to NYC families in shelters. Register at https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/feedingnyc-2018
Thanksgiving Morning Meal Delivery
Thurs. November 22nd
God’s Love We Deliver delivers meals to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Volunteers must have a driver’s license and their own car. Register at https://glwd.volunteerhub.com/events/index?format=List&filter=73827