By Rosie Powers
The Neighborhood Giving Project, which sponsors community service projects for local children, held workshops before Thanksgiving in which children learned about different jobs throughout the community — specifically those that require employees to be away from their families and friends on holidays.
In the workshops, those working such jobs — e.g. police officers, firefighters and doctors — spoke to children about what working for the benefit of the community means to them. Children then wrote thank-you notes to these community members.
Carrie Summy of the Neighborhood Giving Project said the organization expected to receive 75-80 letters from the kids. After all of the letters were collected, the organization delivered each note by Thanksgiving morning.