The Giving Porch -- Holiday/Community Needs
Are you celebrating your candidate's win or bemoaning the loss? Frankly, we cannot do a darn thing to change the election results. But what we can and should do is move on and start addressing the needs in our community and they are many and far-reaching. Let's turn that energy -- positive or negative -- into action to ensure that our neighbors can feel a bit more hopeful about their future and that of their children. So many of the nonprofits that The Giving Porch supports are sharing the holiday needs of their clients.
Are you willing to buy one less toy for your child and instead support the foster kids served by Defend the Fatherless? Are you willing to visit our local grocery store and purchase a turkey this weekend and donate it to Pilgrims' Inn in Rock Hill? Will you cut back on your dinners out and donate that amount to help a family enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner (a $70 donation can provide dinner for a family of 10 at Pilgrims' Inn). Will you stop at Starbucks less often and help the children served by Children's Attention Center? Will you add a couple of extra items to your grocery cart and help the Fort Mill Care Center (toilet paper, paper towels, liquid dish soap, jam and jelly). How about a donation to the York County Council on Aging? There currently are 225 seniors on the waiting list to receive vital Meals on Wheels.
Here are the links to shop/donate directly online:
Defend the Fatherless: bit.ly/3U1WJQj
Childrens' Attention Home: attentionhome.org/holidays
Pilgrims' Inn: pilgrimsinn.org (click on the Donate button)
Fort Mill Care Center: order online and ship to this address: P. O. Box 1401, Fort Mill, SC 19716 or drop off on Mon, Wed, Fri from 9 -- Noon at 2760 Old Nation Road, Fort Mill.
York County Council on Aging: www.yccoa.com
You may also use PayPal, Venmo or drop off a check/cash at The Giving Porch at 749 Revival Row and we will use your donation to do the most good for these nonprofits.
We are always willing to deliver your donations. The cooler on our porch is waiting for your frozen turkeys and the bin is ready for those non-perishable donations.
None of us should feel obligated to solve all the issues in our community. But we can be a tremendous force if we all make the decision to do our little part. Let's come together and forget politics to help our fellow man have some hope for the future.
Mary and Patrick Thornton
The Giving Porch at 749 Revival Row
Don't let your inability to do everything
prevent you from doing something.