The holiday season is a time for celebration. But for some struggling families, celebrating is the furthest thing from their minds.
A Day of Hope is a volunteer based not-for-profit organization that
delivers baskets of food and turkeys to needy and hungry families for
Thanksgiving in Northern California. They are giving families a reason to celebrate during a time that may be extremely difficult.
The organization is young and growing. They have already helped hundreds of families.
- 2005 – They delivered 48 baskets of food and turkeys to 48 families
- 2006 – They delivered 211 baskets of food and turkeys to 211 families
- 2007 – Their goal is to deliver 750 baskets of food and turkeys to 750 families
I asked my new friend Christopher Scott, President and founder of A Day of Hope, some questions. Here is what he had to say…
What is the biggest reason you continue to lead and support A Day of Hope?
"What motivates me to lead and support A Day of Hope, is because there are families that will go hungry if I don’t lead A Day of Hope. I work hard to encourage, motivate, love, and lead the volunteers of A Day of Hope so that we can help those in need, and to train them to become nonprofit leaders as well. I’m not going to be around forever, so I need to train, coach, and mentor others to take my place."
How can individuals local to you get involved? Can others not local support the effort?
"Individuals locally can donate food or turkeys, and deliver some baskets. You can go to www.squidoo.com/adayofhopemeetings for anyone who lives locally and would like to attend our meetings.
People who don’t live locally can feed a family by making a $20 donation. We do food drives, so all we have to purchase is the turkey and a couple of other small things. So for $20 you can feed a needy and hungry family for Thanksgiving."
To make a safe and tax free donation, email Christopher Scott at [email protected] or call 209.304.4291 for more information.
4 thoughts on “A Day Of Hope For Families On Thanksgiving Day”
Thanks for the multitude of valuable information!
Our Church is also giving Turkey Baskets again this year. I am part of the visitation team for the elderly and shut ins, and these Turkey baskets mean so much to these people! They spend most of thier time alone, and for them to be reminded that people are praying for them and thinking about them means alot! Keep up the great work.
Also, we are helping a youth center/Christian based skate park, try to raise money just to keep the doors open. I look forward to reading more of your information and implementing your ideas for fund raising.
Grand Rapids, MI
Thanks so much for posting information on A Day of Hope. I believe so much in what we do, and I’m glad you do as well! 🙂
I am excited that you are involved in helping others. Congratulations!
Feel free to send me an email regarding your current plans or questions you have on fundraising for the youth center/Christian-based skate park. I would love to help with ideas & advice.
You are an inspiration to me. I love learning about and meeting people who see a need and take action. I am especially impressed you were inspired to start A Day Of Hope while still a college student. I trust others are going to be helping others due to your tremendous example.