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Community organizations give back for Thanksgiving

CHICAGO — Inside the Boys and Girls Club Chicago, a small variety of volunteers have been working all Wednesday prepping for its Thanksgiving distribution.

Rachel Carpenter is among the greater than 20 volunteers who got here out Wednesday for the group’s fifty fifth annual Valentine Club Thanksgiving Distribution.

“It’s helping the community and being thankful for my community,” Carpenter stated. “It’s definitely gave me better understanding of the meaning of Thanksgiving.”

For Carpenter, volunteering is bringing issues full circle since she and her household would profit from the annual Thanksgiving dinners on the membership.

“It was coming as a family, even if it was come to eat, as a community with a bunch of people,” Carpenter stated. “Means a lot to be able to give back.”

In numerous methods, greater than 20 Boys and Girls golf equipment throughout the town are internet hosting a Thanksgiving occasion.

“We go where there is need,” Michael Crowley, chief of workers for the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago stated. “We are here to support not just our kids but the communities they are a part of. That’s what makes communities stronger.”

An analogous moto was displayed in Evanston the place Connections for the Homeless cooked up meals for 60 people who find themselves presently in shelter supported by the group.

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