As hopeful mothers, soon to be mothers, or mothers to little ones, our main hope is that we will be able to provide for our children on a day to day basis, but also on holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Unfortunately, not all parents are able to provide basic food for their children on a day to day basis, let alone on a special day like Thanksgiving.
For the third year, Scary Mommy has put together the Scary Mommy Thanksgiving Project. In her own words,
"The Scary Mommy Thanksgiving Project gives these mothers and their families an evening of food, love and warmth, without the stress and worry they battle the rest of the year.
Innocently born out of a blog post in 2011, and now an official 501(c)3 non-profit, the project has helped over 1,700 families to date celebrate a Thanksgiving they wouldn't otherwise have had. Read the testimonials, see yourself in these faces and ask: How can you not want to make a difference?"How You Can Help:
Go to this page and donate any amount you're able. 100% of your donation will go to a family in need, and in turn, you will receive some information about the family you helped create Thanksgiving for. Give $50 to support a whole family, or they will partner your donation – whatever it is – with other donors. Every dollar counts, so please give what you can.
You can also send checks to: Scary Mommy Nation • PO Box 20866 • Baltimore, MD • 21209
How To Receive Help:
The 2013 Thanksgiving Project is open to all moms struggling to celebrate this Thanksgiving. If you need help this year, please apply here. Please get your application in by November 15th, so they can ensure your card arrives in ample time.
I don't normally post about charities; I believe that everyone should support a charity that holds a special place in their heart. I also know that infertility treatments eat up all the money we have. I also believe, however, that no one should go hungry on Thanksgiving, especially children. I know that there was a time in my life that I needed help to stay on my feet, so I would love to pay it forward and help out a mother and her children for just one day.