Thanksgiving is all about “GIVING THANKS”. To give thanks for whatever you have, it may not be much, but whatever it is, be GRATEFUL. Why, because there is someone, somewhere, that has less than you. There is someone, somewhere without a family member to share with. There is someone somewhere, eating alone, wishing to hear a pleasant voice or have a nice conversation with someone.
This season let’s think of OTHERS. It’s nice to have dinner and family, but if we can give a call to say hello to someone that may not have, or even better, invite that person over for dinner. They may decline, but at least you offered and they will know someone, somewhere cares. If you know any elderly people in your area that you see alone most of the time, taking a plate of food over would brighten their day, you’ll be surprised.
Also, this is the season of FORGIVENESS, if you can find it in your heart to FORGIVE, reach out to someone that you may need to “clear the air” with and get on the right track. Doesn’t matter who’s fault it was and your probably not even sure what your angry about anyway, fix it.
With all the trouble in the world, let’s start to make a better day, it starts with you and me.
Have a great Thanksgiving Everyone!
From the Fashion Avenue News Family
Council Member Cumbo, Onos Footprints Distribute 500 Thanksgiving Meals
|Hundreds flocked to Prospect Heights High School Campus for free turkeys and community resources.|
Five hundred meals were distributed to local residents on Saturday during the Third Annual Turkey Meal Giveaway and Wellness Day hosted by New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo and ONOS Footprints at the Prospect Heights High School Campus.
Through the support of local businesses, each participating household received a free meal package, which included a frozen turkey and trimmings. Low-income households, women who represent the majority of single heads of households, and seniors often struggle to provide for their families – particularly during the holiday season.
“Our city is stronger when we encourage and empower one another. As a community, we have always come together to help those in need. After such a difficult year, we have so much to be grateful for – life, health, family, and employment. In this season of thanksgiving, I am proud to have once again partnered with Onos Footprints and local businesses to provide 500 meals to deserving New Yorkers,” said Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo.
“We are overwhelmed by the key support of our local businesses, both big and small, in helping us feed so many families in need this year. Our continued partnership with Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo has enabled us to reach and do more to improve the lives of those in our community,” Shari Bucknor, Director of Operations, Onos Footprints.
In addition to the giveaway, EmblemHealth representatives were on-site to assist with health insurance enrollment while the FDNY distributed safety tips.
Event sponsors and attendees also included Target, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Food Bazaar Supermarket, Foodtown, Stop & Shop, Met Foodmarkets, Fairway Market, King Solomon Foods, MCU, TD Bank, and EmblemHealth.
New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo represents the 35th District, which covers Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Fort Greene and Prospect Heights. She serves as Chair of the Committee on Women’s Issues and a member of several committees: Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations; Finance; Higher Education; Public Housing; and Youth Services. Council Member Cumbo is also chair of the Women’s Caucus; a member of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus; and the Jewish Caucus.