Thanksgiving is a time of reflection, a time to give thanks.
And this year, we have extra thanks to give as the first day of the festival of Chanukah falls on Thanksgiving, an event unlikely to happen again in our lifetimes.
Regardless of our faith, let Chanukah and Thanksgiving serve as an occasion for all of us to reflect on the miracles within our lives, what we are thankful for, and how we can help our neighbors and those in need. Let’s together commit to improving our surroundings and beyond.
No one should go hungry on Thanksgiving and no one should go hungry in our city period – let’s commit to that.
Significant and sustainable change in our communities is possible. It requires investment from everyone – neighborhood councils, business owners, community-based organization, friends and neighbors.
And it requires action. Here are a few things you can do this holiday season to help bring hope to a person in need:
- Donate to the American Red Cross to help their continued relief efforts in the Philippines and here at home.
I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving, a Happy Chanukah, and a Happy Holiday Season.