#30daysofthanks, DayOne

Photos Courtesy Sean Lyon

7am.  Near freezing.  Pre-dawn at Crisis Assistance Ministry.  And the number of people already waiting in line feels like a punch to the gut.

Elevation Uptown volunteers and Elevation Blakeney staff and interns led the way early Tuesday to kick off #30DaysofThanks.

Fresh breakfast biscuits and hot coffee turn strangers into friends and allow us to smile, hug and share warmth and kindness.  I’m so grateful tonight for my colleagues and friends who today made it a priority to serve and sacrifice, and for a few moments, to be a friend to a neighbor in need.

72 opportunities to serve in 30 days – have you signed up, yet?  #30DaysofThanks.

2 Comments on “#30daysofthanks, DayOne

    • Accompanied by a parent, children are welcome at any age. One of the best options for families to serve together is Charlotte Family Housing. CFH is opening its brand new Hawthorne Place transitional housing facility inside St. John’s Baptist Church. We’ll provide the food and menu. You’ll prepare and serve it to six families working towards a common goal of self-sufficiency.
      One7, Jackson Park, and Matthews Help Center and Habitat for Humanity are also GREAT options for families.
      You can also serve lunch at our Habitat for Humanity site, or shop for Thanksgiving dinner for needy families in Matthews. That’s the “Turkey Tuesday” event. GREAT one to teach younger kids giving while at the grocery store. http://www.elevationchurch.org/30daysofthanks

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