“Give, and it shall be given unto you”
While this is the time of year we celebrate with our friends and family, over a big turkey dinner, we must also take the time to think about the less fortunate. There is nothing more rewarding than to finding a way to devote your time, energy and compassion to help your neighbors and give back to your community. There are many ways to make a difference, from donating your time at a soup kitchen to giving clothes to those who need it. Here are some organizations that need your help this Thanksgiving:
Little Brothers: Friends of the Elderly
5530 Colerain Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45239-6802
(513) 542 7555 phone
Little Brothers has always celebrated the holidays with their elderly friends because this is the time when people can feel the most lonely and depressed. We visit elders in their homes on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. We bring a nice, hot meal with flowers and other goodies. We need volunteers to visit and deliver meals on these days. We also need people to help set up, cook, clean up, and donate items.
for a volunteer form, click here
St. Francis Seraph Soup Kitchen
Mailing address: 1615 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-6400
Contact: Denise McPherson, Soup Kitchen Director, 513-207-0924
- Serve on Food Line
- Wash and Dry Dishes
- Pour Drinks at tables as guests are seated.
- Clean-up, wash tables, wash and stack chairs.
- Organize pantry – occasional basis.
WALNUT HILLS PANTRY
2631 Gilbert Avenue
Phone: (513) 961-1983 ext. #2, or (513) 221-8555
Manager – Melody Byrom
Help is needed in preparing bags of groceries, and distributing them to clients.
For a listing of soup kitchens around the Cincinnati Area, click here
Still need other ideas to voluteer your time? Click here for some more ideas