Holiday Food Collaborative
As a community Service project, AAUW participates in the Holiday Food Collaborative. Families in need sign-up for help with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners through the Collaborative. These sign-ups are vetted and organized to ensure that everyone gets ONE donation and all truly qualify for the donation. Schools collect donated cans of food which is then collected and sorted by several organizations including AAUW. Our branch signed up to sponsor five single mothers. At the collaborative we selected food for our 10 holiday baskets (each mother gets one for Thanksgiving and Christmas). After purchasing some fresh vegetables, fruits and hams we delivered the baskets to our five single mothers. The recipients were truly amazed and overwhelmed with gratitude for the special help during the holidays. This is truly a feel good project—helping struggling single mothers provide a nice holiday dinner for their children.