Unique Ways to Give Thanks
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We live in America, so many of us have adopted the tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving — a day where people surround themselves with loved ones, eat stuffed turkey and count their blessings. What’s a better way to show your gratitude than to support a local cause and have a good laugh while you’re at it. Here are a few feel-good ways to celebrate Thanksgiving:
Frozen turkey bowling – This is exactly what it sounds like: you take a frozen turkey and thrust it down a makeshift aisle at a set of bowling pins or empty soda bottles. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse hosts this event in order to raise money supporting a program called SPARK that helps educate the community about tobacco products and encourages healthy habits. This is an event that people all over the country do and is a creative way to get your community together.
Turkey Trot – Turkey trot run/walks happen nationwide to raise money for a variety of causes, and some even dress up as turkeys to make the day even more festive! Participating in a turkey trot is a great way to support your community and feel good about any binge eating that might happen later in the day.
Pie-in-the-face fundraiser – What’s a better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than with pie? The pie-in-the-face fundraiser is definitely not a new thing, but it’s a festive way to get some pie in your face and feel good about it. Parkland High School in Pennsylvania raised money by smashing whipped cream pies in the faces of the school’s faculty, all proceeds going to a local organization called “Dreams Come True.”
If you find yourself with minimal or no real plans to celebrate Thanksgiving, try something new and support a great cause while you’re at it!
Posted by Lucy