Help feed the homeless by forgoing your lunch money this Thanksgiving and donating it instead to the Good Shepherd!
It’s crazy how much I have to be thankful for this year, but in the day to day grind it can be difficult to remember that, especially with Thanksgiving and the holidays coming up. It’s especially crucial to remember your own privilege this time of year and give back to those in need, so I’ve partnered with The Good Shepherd to raise some awareness for a Thanksgiving fundraiser they’re running in order to raise some money for the less fortunate!
We’re all foodies that love to partake in the latest trends and get tasty food on the go, but this year for one day we’re asking you to forgo a bit of food this Thanksgiving season so Good Shepherd can continue to provide Toronto’s homeless with meals, clean clothes and a safe bed for the night. Rather than indulge, take some time to give up a meal and donate your lunch money. The Good Shepherd will match your donation.
So this Thanksgiving, give thanks by doing the #FastTurkey Challenge. Here are the deets if you want to get involved in this great cause:
You agree to fast by skipping lunch on Friday October 7th and donate your lunch money to the homeless who can’t afford to eat. You also agree to challenge your friends to do the same, or they have to buy you lunch at your favourite restaurant instead.
A little about The Good Shepherd:
All funds raised will go to Good Shepherd Ministries to help feed the homeless. At Thanksgiving they work tirelessly to provide a full Thanksgiving meal to those who can’t afford to eat. In just the last few years, Good Shepherd Centre has seen more than a 50% increase in the number of meals and snacks served each day. Today they are Toronto’s largest meal program, serving more than 1300 meals a day.
View the video below for more details on making your Fast Turkey Challenge!
The Good Shepherd is a ultimately a great place to get a hot meal, clean clothes, and a safe bed for the night. When Toronto’s homeless need help, The Good Shepherd is their go-to because it is a place that promotes human dignity – those marginalized that typically come “last”, come first at The Good Shepherd.
Disclosure: I have accepted a small, discounted rate for my social media/blogging services in helping to promote this charitable campaign. I have also donated to the campaign personally in support of all the great work the Good Shepherd Centre does for the downtown Toronto community.