Make a Difference This Thanksgiving Holiday

Many of us may not recognize the critical disparities in our communities. In particular, the people facing hunger could be our neighbors or children in our own kid’s classroom. We need your help to make the Thanksgiving holiday a little brighter for our community. Let’s help take away the stress of providing a holiday meal.

With this purpose in mind, Creative Carpet & Flooring is hosting a food drive to support the Frankfort Township Food Pantry and Grace Beyond Borders to have the ability to assist anyone who needs help putting food on the table this upcoming holiday. We will be accepting donations at our showrooms for the entire month of November.

The items needed most during the Thanksgiving holiday:

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  • Boxed stuffing
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Canned vegetables
  • Dry macaroni
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Canned Pumpkin

What to avoid donating for Thanksgiving:

  • leftovers from your holiday meal
  • highly perishable items
  • food nearing their expiration date
  • foods very high in fat or sugar

Mokena, Illinois showroom is supporting the Frankfort Township Food Pantry in Frankfort, IL.

Frankfort Township Food PantryThe Frankfort Township Food Pantry assists families in need in Frankfort, Mokena, parts of Tinley Park and Orland Park. They serve approximately 300 families per month, with 62% of their clients being senior citizens.

The Frankfort Township Food Pantry relies totally on the generosity of donations and contributions from residents, businesses and organizations. Therefore, it is through these donations that they can provide food and gift cards for families in the community.

Monetary donations can also be made to Frankfort Township Charities, the nonprofit 501(c)3 arm of the township that assists families with food, other essentials like utility bills and rent assistance.

More information about the Frankfort Township Food Pantry is available at www.frankforttownship.com/p/food_pantry; call (815) 469-4907 ext 2761 or email them through their website HERE.

 

Highland, Indiana showroom is supporting Grace Beyond Borders in East Chicago, IN.

Grace Beyond BordersGrace Beyond Borders was founded in 2013 by Marcus Martin as a nonprofit organization meeting the physical and spiritual needs of those dealing with homelessness and drug addiction. Rescuing lives and ending homelessness, Grace Beyond Borders’ goal is transformation and restoration by offering a hand up… not a handout.

Grace Beyond Borders relies on partnerships and donations to provide food to the hungry, personal care items, clean clothing and housing assistance. As a result, this support helps give hope to the most vulnerable men, women and children in the Northwest Indiana community.

Of course, monetary contributions can also be made by texting GIVE to (219) 312-2083.

Learn more about their work in the community at www.gracebeyondborders.org, call (219) 712-5192, or email them through their website HERE.

 

There are many additional ways you and your family can assist this Thanksgiving holiday:

  • Volunteer - Thanksgiving is a hectic season for food banks and pantries. Investing only a few hours of your time helps deliver more meals to our community.
  • Host your own Thanksgiving food drive - A Thanksgiving food drive is an excellent way to help those in need in your community.
  • Share warm wishes with those visiting food pantries - People need more than just food this Thanksgiving; they need hope. Offer a warm Thanksgiving greeting to a family receiving food at a food pantry and make their holiday a little brighter. Purchase or make Thanksgiving cards for them to remind them that we’re here for each other. You could even put a grocery gift card as a small surprise for any items that might not be available at the food bank or pantry.

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This Thanksgiving holiday, families across the country will set their tables and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. But celebrating Thanksgiving can be challenging for families who struggle with hunger. Get into the spirit of service this Thanksgiving. With this purpose in mind, please donate to our Thanksgiving food drive and help our neighbors create meaningful holiday memories.

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