In other words, they are accepting donations for Christmas baskets until 12-1! As I don't start thinking about Christmas until typically AFTER Thanksgiving, I did not realize this. If you of such a mind to donate to a worthy cause in another country, and I understand perfectly well if you are keeping your donations closer to home, or can't donate at all in this tough economy, this is a worthy cause in Guatemala.
Check out their website and the photos of last year's donation. The photos of the kids and their gift of shoes or a single toy, and the joy on their faces is breathtaking and heartbreaking all at the same time.
This year, for Thanksgiving, I'm greatful for my Guatemalan prince, who will hopefully never know true poverty or true hunger, but may always know these things exist because his father and I will teach him about life's inequalities. In some small way, perhaps our small family can make a difference in another family's life.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving! Don't eat too much, and for once this season, may the Lion's actually win (dear son...don't believe your father when he tells you that in the great scheme of life that this is actually important......he will also tell you such lies about U of M...).