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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A Public Service Announcement:
worked in homeless shelters, here is my public service announcement for
everyone you know: PLEASE refrain from volunteering to serve meals on
Thanksgiving and Christmas.
STAY HOME. Shelters and food banks are
totally inundated with well-wishers who want to serve turkey to the
“less fortunate” on Thanksgiving and it requires lots of extra work for
these shelters just to handle the volunteers. (Public officials are the
worst offenders about this.)
DO NOT bring your kids there on
Thanksgiving, thinking it will do them good to see the less fortunate. A
SHELTER IS NOT A ZOO.
That being said, shelters DO need volunteers to
show up regularly all year long. Have your teenager volunteer to unload
the delivery truck in the back alley every Saturday morning. Better yet,
send an anonymous donation, stay home, and give thanks for your bounty.