Children write thank-you notes to community through The Neighborhood Giving Project


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By Rosie Powers

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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.

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Janet Barkley Stock from Oak Park  

Posted: November 20th, 2012 1:54 PM

I am impressed with this new organization. I love the concept and the goals of the Giving Project, and this workshop was an excellent idea. I wish them great success, and I hope to become involved.

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