As I end this Month of Thanks, I want to thank you for participating, for reading, for writing, for being kind and trying hard. Thank you. I leave the last address to send thanks to up to you.
Every year, I like to pick an organization to support with my holiday giving. Last year’s focus was the Chicago Foundation for Women. They help women in Chicago. I’m a woman in Chicago. I really appreciate them and their work.
Chicago Foundation for Women, 140 S. Dearborn Street, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
I was a Girl Scout. I will be forever grateful to the people who helped me understand and grow into who I am today. The Girl Scouts organization had a hand in that. I still remember the Promise by heart.
Girl Scouts of the USA, 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018-2798, USA
Hand-in-hand with yesterday’s suggestion is She Should Run. Women are currently underrepresented in our political figures. She Should Run is committed to getting at least 250,000 women to run by 2030.
She Should Run, 718 7th Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC, 20001, USA
Running Start is an organization that introduces and educates young women and girls into politics. If this had been a thing when I was young (well, younger), maybe I’d be at this fight a bit differently.
Running Start, 1310 L St. NW, Suite 820, Washington, DC, 20005, USA
I am thankful for science. I am thankful for the people defending science in our world, people like the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Union of Concerned Scientists, Two Brattle Square, Cambridge, MA 02138-3780
Thinking all about leftovers today; so another food-focused organization has my attention. Feeding America runs hundreds of food banks and thousands of food pantries across America.
Feeding America, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
When I was a child, I can remember going with my grandmother on her volunteer delivery route for Meals on Wheels in the community where I grew up. Nowadays, that same organization helps out my other set of grandparents with a weekly meal delivery. There are multiple chapters of Meals on Wheels. Take a moment to thank your local one.
Meals on Wheels Chicago, 1111 N Wells St #307, Chicago, IL 60610, USA
Tomorrow is American Thanksgiving. It is a holiday focused around family and food. The Greater Chicago Food Depository helps delivery food and hope for hungry families all throughout the year. I am grateful for what I have and for all their hard work.
Greater Chicago Food Depository, 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place, Chicago, IL 60632, USA
It’s one of my best friend’s birthdays today; so today’s pick is in her honor. Join her in support of aid for Puerto Rico and send thanks to the Hispanic Federation who is doing so much in support of PR hurricane relief.