Everyone has their own reasons for being thankful each year. Thanks for a special person in their life; thanks for family, for friends; for hearth, and home, and a healthy meal. In the spirit of all this gratitude, here are a few opportunities for someone to be thankful to you.

For those who live in Orange County, CA, here are two non-profits always looking for a little extra help.

Abrazar Holiday Baskets 2010

City of Westminster, CA

Normal Shifts: 8AM-1PM and 1-5PM

Positions Available: Front desk check, loading baskets/bags, vehicle loading, and clean-up crew

Phone/Contact: 714-893-3581/Mario Ortega

Dream Center’s Turkey Meal

City of Los Angeles, CA

Translators/native speakers are needed to make wrist bands and information cards in the following languages: Spanish, Korean, Russian, Cantonese, Mandarin and Armenian

Phone/Contact: (213) 273-7126/Alicia Rapp

Locations looking for volunteers are also any local food banks and soup kitchens. For national opportunities, take a gander at turkey-related volunteering on Volunteer Match. (http://volunteermatch.org/search/index.jsp?l=United+States&k=turkey) From Pennsylvania to New Jersey, opportunities abound, and the more volunteers there are, the smoother the operation runs.

It only takes a few hours out of Thanksgiving Day, so while you plan for feeding your stomach full of delicious holiday fare later that night, take the day to feed your spirit with unconditional giving.

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