Building Bridges in the Community this Thanksgiving
"It was a very good feeling to put a turkey dinner on my table. It was a good feeling that someone thought enough to care." - Ruth, client of Aurora Family Service
For Ruth, and many others like her, the thought of not celebrating a traditional Thanksgiving meal was difficult to face. Last year, she was one of more than 3,000 grateful recipients of a Thanksgiving basket provided through Aurora Family Service's Family-to-Family Thanksgiving Program.
As you prepare for a traditional Thanksgiving meal with your loved ones, please consider the chance to reach out to your neighbors in need. A donation of $35 will provide a family with a complete set of groceries - 12 lb. turkey, foil roasting pan, bread, butter, potatoes, stuffing, vegetables and fruit - so family members can work together to prepare their Thanksgiving meal.
Through Family-to-Family Thanksgiving, we provide opportunities for families to come together, enjoy each other's company and partake in a family ritual that so many of us take for granted.
Since 1996, Aurora Family Service's Family-to-Family Thanksgiving Program has helped lift the spirits of families in Milwaukee during the holiday season. With the economy continuing to be unstable and more families struggling to make ends meet, holiday traditions become even more important.
This Thanksgiving, Aurora Family Service is committed to assisting a minimum of 3,000 Milwaukee families. Nearly 100 community-based organizations, churches, and schools receive baskets that are distributed to families in need throughout the metropolitan area. Many other families receive their baskets at Aurora Family Service.
We again enjoy a partnership with 94.5 The Lake and thank them for their support and assistance to provide opportunities for the community to help make a difference for some of the families who benefit from the generosity of donors.
And thank you for your consideration and support of Aurora Family Service.
Help us preserve holiday traditions for families in need. Consider making a secure online donation to Aurora Family Service Family-to-Family Thanksgiving today.