Thanks for Giving


By Cheryl Mahoney

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, I thought I’d do a little searching on the internet–using, of course!–to find some Thanksgiving-related sites to share.

Need to send a turkey to someone?  Or maybe you know someone who’d love a harvest basket of daisies and lilies. offers a wide selection of Thanksgiving and autumn oriented gifts.  Even better, ten percent of your purchase goes to the charity of your choice, letting you give in two ways at once.

This is an interesting website about Thanks-Giving Square in Dallas, Texas, where the Thanks-Giving Foundation has made it their mission since the sixties to celebrate the giving of thanks.

From the Archives of Giving

The Christian Science Monitor offers here an article reprinted from their 1908 archives about the challenges of giving effectively on Thanksgiving (some things never change!) and about the value of family (that doesn’t change either).

Ten Ways to Give

If you’re feeling challenged about giving, like they were in 1908, this article offers ten great suggestions on how to not just give thanks but also give back on Thanksgiving, from volunteering at a soup kitchen to participating in a “Turkey Trot” for charity.

As we all head off to our loaded up Thanksgiving tables (I’m all about the cranberry sauce myself) I’d like to quote Benjamin Disraeli: “I feel a very unusual sensation–if it is not indigestion, it must be gratitude.”

Here’s wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving, without indigestion, but filled with gratitude.  🙂


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