Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for what we have: homes, families, food on the table, and friends. When you live in Lousiville, finding time to give back to the community by donating money to charities or volunteering some time is a good way to put the giving back into Thanksgiving. Here are a few charities in the Louisville area:
Habitat for Humanity
- 1620 Bank Street, Louisville, KY
- (502) 637-6265.
This is a Christian housing ministry that builds affordable housing for the poor and needy. Those that give 400 hours of work for their home and their neighbors get financial aid with a home. The best way to help is to give cash donations, donate a car to help others that need transportation to build homes, and run daily errands. You can also volunteer you time to help build houses and communities. Volunteer your time near Thanksgiving to make it a very special holiday
The American Red Cross
- 510 East Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY
The Red Cross in Louisville provides a number of services to the needy all year. During the Thanksgiving holiday you can donate blood or donate money to one of the many programs. Residents can volunteer their time to help with the many programs like disaster training and relief, writing and sending letter, and hosting a fun class.
Meals on Wheels
- 810 Barret Avenue, Louisville, KY
- (502) 574-6325
At Meals on Wheels, you can volunteer to bring meals to the elderly on Thanksgiving or even on the holiday weekend. With funds being cut, cash donations are always welcome.
St Vincent De Paul
- 1015C South Preston Street, Louisville, KY
- (502) 583-8158
Another place that serves meals to children, adults and seniors is St. Vincent De Paul. They have an open hand kitchen that depends on groups of volunteers to help feed and cook meals for those that come. Volunteers come in to help with lunch and dinner. It serves more than 120,000 meals a year to the needy. There are other volunteer opportunities for adults and kids during the holiday time.
Remember that volunteering around Thanksgiving is a way to put the giving back into Thanksgiving. Donations of canned goods and dry items can also help needy families during this holiday time.