Every family deserves to enjoy a warm Thanksgiving meal together. With your gift to Aurora Family Service’s Family to Family Thanksgiving program, you will make that possible for more people in the Milwaukee community. Families like Brittney’s.
In 2019, Brittney was a mother of five children, ages one month to 13 years old. She was also raising her 3-year-old nephew. She wasn’t sure if she could afford a Thanksgiving meal. That’s why they were all smiles when Aurora Family Service arrived and provided her family with a turkey and all the fixings.
“I was so grateful for this meal. I wasn't sure what we were going to do. I feel happy now that I can cook something for my family,” Brittney shared.
Traditions, like preparing a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal with family, promote confidence, stability and hope. As our community faces unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to help local families celebrate Thanksgiving together. Here are more notes of gratitude from 2019 recipients:
“You don’t really feel like family when you don’t have enough to eat. This Thanksgiving meal has helped me and my family out this year — sitting, laughing, talking and eating. Thank you so much.” — Anonymous.
“The dinner I received gave my family hope. As a single mother of four and with the rising cost of food, it allowed my family to enjoy a hearty and traditional meal on this Thanksgiving. Thank you.” – The Carson family
“A lot of times, my money doesn’t make it from one month to the next so anything extra I can’t afford. This meal that you have provided, especially the turkey, filled my heart with joy. For not only could I eat, but I could share it with others. Thank you for this blessing.”- Lynda
For the health and safety of our community, Family to Family Thanksgiving will look a little different this year, but the impact remains the same. Families will receive vouchers to shop for their meal’s ingredients at their local Pick ‘n Save or Metro Market store.
Every gift of $35 helps another family in need enjoy a whole Thanksgiving meal. With your help, Aurora Family Service can continue its tradition of providing a Thanksgiving meal to 3,100 local families. Learn more or make a gift here.
Thank you to our 2020 Family to Family Thanksgiving sponsors for helping our community live well: CG Schmidt, Quarles & Brady LLP, HGA, Pepper Construction and Walmart. Learn more here.
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