This week on A Time to Give I didn't know what I would write about. I was watching the news and there was a picture of a pumpkin pie. Personally, I don't like pumpkin pie... gross, too mushy (that's why I don't like applesauce either). Then there were highlights of the high school football game. Then I had a flashback of when I was in highschool and every year around Thanksgiving I would do lots of volunteering. This week I will post one of those volunteering experiences, since it's getting close to that time of the year again.
So, all four years of high schol I was in Student Council and I loved it. Especially when we would have conferences and we all put our head together. I had lots of school spirit. Really, I just wanted to better our school. I loved to learn and didn't see why some guys and girls would get all boy/girl crazy. I had one boyfriend and stuck to him and that was that! lol Anywho.... getting off track.
So, when Turkey time got close we would put a volunteer sign-up sheet for the annual "Feast of Sharing" hosted by H.E.B. (grocery store). Me and my friends would be the first to sign up ofcourse. The Feast of Sharing was a one day event held in a big hall or convention center and H.E.B. would prove all the food (Thanksgiving Dinner) and everyone else was a volunteer. Volunteers were from high schools, businesses and the public. We would serve Thanksgiving dinner plates from 11am till 3pm. And boy were the lines long. The first year, I remember I handed out utensil packets. My feet were killing me. But when you see a face that you know that this will be their only meal of the day *tear* you know you are doing something good and it fills your hear with goodness. The second year I actually passed out the plates (me and my boyfriend ;-)) and you acutally hear the "Thank you's" and "God Bless You." We would take pictures and show them when we got back to school.
The last two years I didn't volunteer, but my family and I went to enjoy a thanksgiving dinner and games for the kids. With hubby and I with no steady job, we never say no to a free meal.
A Time to Give is hosted by Jennifer over at Saving and Giving. Each Thursday she posts what she has done or did. I found her blog a few months ago and love it. She shares ways to save & give! haha. This week she donated to a Woman's Shelter. To read on how other people are giving visit her blog HERE. If you host a blog why not share how you have given to someone in your life.