Family to Family Thanksgiving: 3,100 families need your help

Throughout the holidays, celebrations and rituals, such as preparing a home-cooked meal, promote strength during tough times.

Over the past 17 years, Aurora Family Service has provided ingredients for 49,000 disadvantaged families to prepare a Thanksgiving meal in their home. This year, we need your help in providing all the ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal for 3,100 families who need your help.

Meet Fundmore, Fillmore and Feedmore – the Traveling Turkey Triplets. Having been spared by a presidential pardon, they now devote their lives to Aurora Family Service’s Family to Family Thanksgiving. Go to www.facebook.com/aurorafamily to keep up with the triplets as they gobble their way around Milwaukee!

Meet Fundmore, Fillmore and Feedmore – the Traveling Turkey Triplets. Having been spared by a presidential pardon, they now devote their lives to Aurora Family Service’s Family to Family Thanksgiving.
Go to http://www.facebook.com/aurorafamily to keep up with the triplets as they gobble their way around Milwaukee!

The Family to Family Thanksgiving program is a community-funded effort and entirely supported by charitable contributions. Neighbors and friends contribute over $100,000 to continue this program.  You can be one of them!

For just $35, you can provide a Thanksgiving meal for a family.  Your donation means one family can celebrate and prepare a Thanksgiving meal together. Your donation will provide a family of four with a 12-pound turkey, bread, butter, potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, fruit and dessert.

Take a look at what a Thanksgiving basket meant to this Milwaukee family:

My family was a recipient of a Thanksgiving dinner from Aurora Family Service.  We are so grateful.  Receiving this basket meant that we as a family could continue the time honored tradition of giving thanks – as many millions of families do each year.

I am a seasonal construction worker who often gets laid off during the winter and my wife is a part time MPS food service worker.  We sometimes don’t know how we’re going to make the holidays work but thanks to Aurora Family Service, you made it happen.

It’s the aroma of a turkey in the oven that makes our house a home.  And there is no place like home during the holidays.

Throughout the year, we rarely sit together at the dinner table.  The table is usually filled with schoolbooks, homework and yes, stacks of bills.  But when the table is cleared and our best plates and glassware is set out, the kids eagerly await for that truly home cooked holiday dinner.  These are the moments that childhood memories are created and fondly cherished for a lifetime.

Though we lack the words to express our gratitude, you helped this family enrich our spirit and love.  We know you care.  For this, we give thanks.

God Bless Aurora Family Service,

Jeffrey, Holly, and family

To learn more about the Family to Family Thanksgiving program or make a donation, please visit: aurora.org/thanksgiving.

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