Posted on November 2, 2018

Hi! I’m Stephanie, the Community Resource Coordinator here at Denton County Friends of the Family. I had the opportunity to work with many of you on our Back to School backpack drive. The outpouring of love and support from the community that I experienced really made an impact on me and I witnessed the impact it had on our clients too. We are so grateful!   

Now we head into the season of giving thanks. It’s a time to be thankful for all that we have, a time to gather and be with family. Thanksgiving is more than just eating a meal. It is a time to regroup with our family and enjoy each other’s company. The holidays for many of our clients can be a difficult time of year as they recover from trauma and financial abuse. For some, this may be the first time in a long time they have felt safe and are living without fear. The Thanksgiving drive is just one of the many ways we work to be a resource and support for our clients during the holidays.  

Every year, we hold the Thanksgiving drive to help take a small burden off of mom and help provide some of the essentials for a fantastic holiday meal. We have created an extensive list of Thanksgiving meal staples alongside food that would extend past our day of thanks. One key item on our list is a $10 gift card to either Kroger or Walmart.   

Picture with me, the traditional Thanksgiving meal. What is the focal point? The steaming turkey or ham, surrounded by scrumptious veggies, and delicious pie.  Since turkeys and ham are perishable, and not everyone eats meat, we ask that you give a $10 gift card to allow our families a choice in what protein they put on their table. A large component of abuse is the power and control the abuser holds over their victim through finances and sustenance. Having a choice in the protein they can put on their dinner table is just a small way we can empower their individuality!  

So, how can you help? 

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!  

1. View our list of food needs here

2. Sign up to donate by clicking the button below. 

Sign Up to Donate

3. Bring your collected goods to our Outreach Office located at 4845 S. I-35 East Corinth, TX 76210

Know that you are helping us feed over 600 people. Know that you are providing more than just a meal. You are providing family time. You are providing one less worry. You are providing hope, which is one of our founding pillars. You are providing healing for families that have been broken by trauma. And that is worth so much more. 

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart for your support by donating non-perishable food, canned goods and a $10 gift card. Thank you for investing in safety, hope, healing, justice, and prevention for women and children who are victims of sexual and domestic violence. 

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