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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.

Thanks H.E.B!

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.

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  1. Isn't it amazing what a few hours of your time can do? We can't ever do a big event like this by ourselves, but when we all come together, we can do some amazing things! I'm sure that those people's lives were touched in big ways. And it obviously made an impact on your, as you're retelling the story years later. This is a great reminder to us all to start thinking about ways we can lend a hand during Thanksgiving this year! Thanks for the reminder.

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