Set A Place At The Table By Taking The Franciscan Challenge
On Thanksgiving Day, many people will take their place at a table and share what they are grateful for. You might hear: I am grateful for my family, for my good health, for my home or my job. But what if you heard: Lord, thank you for this formula for my baby, thank you for the new undergarments I have received, for the socks that keep my feet warm at night and shoes that I wear to work each morning, you will realize that you are sitting at a very different table, a table of the poor and maybe the homeless.
That is what many children, women, men, and families who depend on the Franciscan Friars for food, clothing, diapers, formula and shelter will be thanking God for. Many of us often forget to be thankful for the necessities in life, the items we use on a daily basis, without giving thought to what we would do without them.
This Thanksgiving we invite you to take the Franciscan Challenge and give what is truly needed by being extra generous in helping us help the thousands who come to us in need. Please help us raise $50,000 as we Set A Place at The Table for these people coming to the doors of our soup kitchens looking for warm meals and our pantries looking for diapers and formula for their infants and toddlers.
If 1,000 people give a minimum gift of $50 to the Franciscan Challenge, we will reach our goal of $50,000. You can also make a pledge donation to the Franciscan Challenge, and see your gift impact the lives of millions of people throughout the New Year.
Our centers are at a major shortage for these basic necessities, and now that the winter is approaching, they are of the utmost importance. So please, this Thanksgiving, help us fill our soup kitchens with meals and our shelves with food, clothing, diapers and formula by giving generously to the Franciscan Friars.
We are praying for you and your intentions twice each day. Please help us continue our work for the poor and desperate who need our help. We can only do it with your financial support and prayers. Help us provide a place at the table for the many who come to sit with us.