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Truly giving thanks

This Thanksgiving holiday, numerous volunteers gave up some of their time to help Foothill Unity Center’s annual Thanksgiving distribution at the Arboretum.

Emily Zheng

Students from Arcadia, Hoover, and Monrovia, Bank of America volunteers, Cub Scouts, and many more gave up some of their time to help.

On Saturday, November 19, volunteers either packed cans, cereal, and other goods or pushed carts with distribution boxes. <Editor’s Note: blogger Emily Zheng is a freshman at Arcadia High School.>

Monday, Nov. 21: Families pick desserts for Thanksgiving.

After all the boxes were complete, volunteers decorated hand-made cards to give out during distribution. Volunteers worked from either 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

On Monday, November 21, it was distribution day for small families (families of one or two). Volunteers accompanied the families by helping push the carts.

Saturday, Nov. 19: Volunteers push carts for distribution boxes.

They had a box which was packed on Saturday and received Girl Scout cookies, a chicken, a hand-made card, and picked a dessert or pie. Tuesday was distribution day for large families (families of three or more). Finally, Wednesday was breakdown and clean up day.

It was a great opportunity for everyone there, exchanging smiles and saying “Happy Thanksgiving!”

Some of the volunteers that helped out on Saturday, November 19.


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