Preparing For Thanksgiving
As you are aware, the pandemic has caused us to cancel our traditional social events this year. Not being able to get together with our friends in lively and extremely enjoyable social situations, has been most disappointing for us and our Residents. With the recent news of a possible vaccine for COVID-19, we are looking forward to better days ahead for all.
One traditional event we can have this year is our Annual Turkey and Ham Drop which is scheduled for this Saturday, November 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace. We will have our safety protocols in place, but we will at least have the opportunity to see those of you who stop by to drop off a frozen turkey or ham for our food supply. We also look forward to personally saying thank you from a safe distance of course.
On another positive note, while we decided not to have our Annual canned goods and personal care items drive with the assistance of various middle and high schools in Queens and Nassau Counties, some of these schools have reached out to us to say they will conduct a drive for our benefit. This remarkable support from these remarkable young people is truly heartfelt, especially today when there are so many in dire need of our Church’s help. These students’ desire to respond to the needs of our Residents, and their willingness to make a positive difference in the lives of these remarkable people, is a wonderful example of what the Gospel asks from us; to love and care for one another.
As Thanksgiving approaches during a pandemic, we will prepare for this special day and remember that we are most thankful for the many blessings God has bestowed on us and our dear Residents.