One of our former staff members had a motto: “Have an attitude of gratitude.” Everyone has something to be thankful for! When we are thankful, our focus is shifted from the things we want to the blessings we already have.
At Friendship House, we are thankful for the amazing community that supports us. Those who donate money, food, and clothing, those who volunteer, those who advocate, and those who pray all make it possible for Friendship House to feed, shelter, clothe, and heal those in need.
We asked some of our residents what they were thankful for this Thanksgiving. This is what they shared:
“I am thankful that Friendship House, and especially [House Manager] Brenda, has been so patient with me during my time here. They helped me swallow my pride to be in a homeless shelter and I am so glad I am here.”
“I am thankful for the donations that keep people warm!”
“I am thankful that I have money coming that will allow me to move into my own apartment soon.”
“I am grateful for the clothing donations, especially when I find items that are my size!”
“I am thankful for a place to live and that I have a job.”
“I am grateful that I am able to stay here. Because of Friendship House, I got to see my kids again and am 94 days sober!”
“I am thankful to be warm and fed.”
“I am thankful to the Men’s House residents who work hard to prepare most of the meals for everyone!”
“I am grateful for the roof over my head, for the donations we receive, and all the smiling faces here.”
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
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