This year my dental offices and dental assisting school combined forces to help the less fortunate. It was an unbelievable and humbling experience.
As the holiday approached, my team contacted area schools and churches and asked if they could nominate any families that they knew were struggling in these difficult economic times. I’m happy to report that we were able to provide Thanksgiving meals to over 100 people!
Delivering the meals was a touching and eye opening experience. I was shocked when I realized how many people in my own community are struggling just to put food on the table for their families.
As one young single mother of three named Amber accepted the box of food that I delivered to her house she paused and took my hand. Tears welled up in her eyes and she quietly and simply said,” Thank you so much.”
Another young man who was living in a good neighborhood in a nice house came to the door struggling to walk upright. Children’s bikes and toys were scattered throughout the front yard. He was obviously disabled and unable to work. He shook my hand and thanked me but looked down and didn’t make eye contact. I can only imagine the emotions that he must have been experiencing, perhaps having to accept “charity” for the first time in his life.
One hundred people with one hundred different stories. I feel privileged that I was part of a team of people who was able to make their lives a little bit easier, even if it was for only one day.
All the Best,