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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Turning gratitude into generosity

On the wave of gratitude that typically sweeps over many of us this time of year it's not uncommon to be swept up in the desire to give back at the same time.  The two feelings seem to go hand in hand.  Lucky for us in the CWE, there are plenty of opportunities right outside our front doors!

Below are a few ways to turn your gratitude into generosity. Please feel free to add others that you know of.  Happy Thanksgiving!!

Our Little Haven - 4430 Lindell - This organization provides a safe, secure, and healing environment for children suffering from the tragedy of abuse and neglect.  Their website has a toy wish list and a general wish list, which include items such as puzzles, books, paper towels, art supplies, gift cards and cleaning supplies.  For a more complete list, go to   

Our Little Haven also has holiday cards for sale.

Places for People, Community Alternatives for Hope, Health and Recovery - 4130 Lindell - their mission is to provide innovative and effective mental health treatment for those in need while promoting personal recovery.  In addition to financial contributions, which can be made online, clothing and household items can be dropped off at the location on Lindell.  See their website at  For questions, call 314.535.2310

Trinity Food Ministry - 600 North Euclid - offers fresh produce, eggs, bread, and canned goods to approximately 400 people a month. Click here for more details about how you can volunteer or contribute. 

Second Presbyterian Food Pantry - Westminster & Taylor  - stocks the Good Ground Pantry, which serves approximately 3000 people a year.  Call 367-0367 for details on dropping off items.  Volunteers are also needed.  Click here for details.

Toys for Tots at Pi - All Pi locations, including the one at Euclid and McPherson is an official "Toy Drop site."  Bring new and unwrapped toys to Pi through December 16, 2012.

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