While we should all be thankful throughout the year, Thanksgiving is a time that has been set aside specifically for us to reflect on all of the kindness that has been extended to us throughout the year and expresses our gratitude. There are so many options for giving during this season and for those of you who’d like to give, but don’t know where or how to – check out several options below.
Destin Harvest: Every day thousands of Floridians go hungry. Some are sick, unemployed, or homeless. Many are elderly. Many are in working families, military, or retired veterans. Destin Harvest picks up food donations from local grocery stores, restaurants, and wholesalers and delivers the wholesome food immediately to agencies feeding those in need in Okaloosa and Walton counties. Here’s how you can help NOW.
Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to make sure everyone has a decent, affordable, and safe place to live. With the help of volunteer labor, they are able to build and repair homes all over the world. Their affiliation with numerous organizations and partners in the United States has allowed them to repair or build over 600,000 homes. They take extreme pride in their convictions that follow the teachings of Christianity. They believe showing love is not only in words but also in action.
Located at 99 Eglin Pkwy Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 (850) 315-0025.
Meals on Wheels: Currently there are over 5,000 programs for senior nutrition in the United States. Together these programs have provided over 1 million meals to seniors in need every day. Some deliver meals straight to the home of the senior who may have limited transportation, while others meet up and serve meals at senior community centers. Their goal is to make sure senior citizens in need are provided with the food and nutrition needed to remain healthy. (850) 685-5310
Destin Community Center/Senior Headquarters Destin, FL 32541
Perform a Random Act of Kindness: TOPS founder Jeff Hardy recently shared a story of his son, who ran out of money and gas a few hundred miles away from home one Thanksgiving. While he sat on the curb looking dejected, a woman approached him and asked him what was wrong. “I ran out of gas and can’t get home for the holidays.” He said. She immediately pulled a 20 dollar bill out of her battered purse and handed it to him. When he asked for her name and number to repay her kindness once he got home, she responded: “That’s all right. You just give what you can give the next time you see someone in need.
Thanks for reading! Be grateful for everything you have & give a little back to those that are not as fortunate. In the coming weeks, Destin Boardwalk wishes everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!