Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday for many reasons. It's universal, transcending ethnicity and religion. It's altruistic, giving more than receiving. It's also a reminder to take stock of the blessings one has. With this in mind, Olivia donated two drawings for auction to two different fundraisers. Project Angel Food is a California-based program whose mission is to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Volunteers and staff cook and delivering more than 13,000 free and nutritious meals every week to people in need. The other organization, Family Service League, is closer to home on Long Island. Their upcoming fundraiser will help fund programs for individuals, families and communities in crisis, challenged by homelessness, unemployment or mental illness. Family Service League (FSL) is there for those who might otherwise "fall through the cracks," mobilizing resources, and design programs to meet their needs. How thankful the Bouler family is to have the opportunity to help support these important organizations. Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

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