Welcome to the 16th year of the Thanksgiving Project.
I created the Thanksgiving Project in 2003. It started with the idea that people who are working to make a better life for their families need more support at Thanksgiving.
The way that I measure success is both by the number of families fed and the satisfaction that people like you get from being involved in this project. My goal is to provide you with an opportunity to make a difference and at the same time make it as easy as possible for you.
The recipients of the Thanksgiving Project are participants in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program as well as women and children in the Safehouse Transitional Program. Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) is a five year program program designed to help people get the education, training and life skills needed to become more self-sufficient. I worked with Family Self-Sufficiency for 2 1/2 years. I know first hand how hard the families work to make their lives better for their families.
If you would like to be a donor, I will match you with a family that is participating in FSS or the Safehouse Transitional Program and will provide you with the ages of the children in the family so that you can buy age appropriate food. Generally we are able to provide food for every family in the program, over 145 families!
Please read the FAQ's to answer any questions you might have. If you still have questions, please contact me for more information.