Counting Down to Thanksgiving

September 1

You might think this is strange.

It’s not quite fall yet, but we’re already counting down to Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is on November 23 this year, so that means it’s 84 days from now.  Over these next 84 days, we need your help to provide local homeless men, women, and children with food, shelter, and care.

How, you may ask?  You can help by sponsoring a table at our annual Thanksgiving Dinner.  Make room at the table for those in our community who don’t usually have a place – who, in fact, don’t usually even get to sit at a table.

But thanks to you, they’ll always have a place at Lighthouse Mission.  At our Drop-In Center, we’re hearing guests say, “I’m grateful that this place is here,” “I don’t know where I would be if the Mission wasn’t here,” and “You guys really care about people.”

At this special meal, Lighthouse Mission guests and community members in need are waited on by caring volunteers, as if they were at a restaurant.  We’ll have festive music playing as people enjoy their turkey dinner with all the trimmings – cranberry sauce, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, and pie.  And if you were there, you’d hear the sound of joyful laughter and the chatter of happy kids with full tummies.

Your gift of $12.50 will feed a table of six hungry men, women, and children.  Or $25 would make enough meals for 12 people at two tables!

More people are coming to the Mission than ever before – the need is great!  Please sponsor as many tables as you can today, then sign and return the enclosed card.  You’ll help men, women, and children who are homeless in these 84 days leading up to Thanksgiving.