Giving Thanks and Giving Back

I love Thanksgiving.  I love the togetherness, the food, being with family, the food.  I have so much to be thankful for this year.   It was a pretty good year.
Talking about our Thanksgiving plans this weekend my sister mentioned that she needed help with a service project for her class.  This year she is interning at a women's shelter and wants to share more then just her working hours with them.  Some brain-storming and planing we came up with a great way to give back and have a little fun.
The First Annual Family Thanksgiving Day Challenge.
The rules:
Each family member is to spend $1 (before taxes) on any household item: shampoo, toilet paper, soap etc.  The family member who gets the most "Bang for their buck" wins!
Wins what, you ask?
Well the first piece of pumpkin pie of course!  And bragging rights for the year!
But you can only buy one thing for $1, you say? 
It's not so much about the one thing you buy, but what that one thing contains.  Get where I am going here?
What's the point of this challenge, you ask?
The point is to give back to those in need.  To prove that giving is so easy, all you need is $1.  
And if you give $1 and I give $1 and he gives $1 and she gives $1.....
Get where I am going here.

Our goal is to fill a laundry basket, heaping over, with everyday supplies for the women's shelter.  And to have a little fun in the process.

So this Thanksgiving my family is working together to help families in need, will you do the same? 


  1. What a great idea. We just sent in a bunch of items for the troops that included tooth paste, tooth brushes, pop tarts, and other items that they requested.

  2. Just found your blog, and I'm sorry--but I must steal your idea! I'm definitely going to do this with my family--what a terrific idea. Thank you so much for sharing!


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