Every year since 2010, the Neighborhood Giving Project has invited locals to participate in writing heartfelt thank-you notes to those who service the community during the holiday season.
“The Giving Thanks campaign recognizes a variety of people in our community,” staff members of the project said in a statement, “including firefighters, police officers, EMTs, sanitation workers and even doctors and teachers.”
Last year the Oak Park organization delivered about 600 letters. This year the goal is nearly double that amount.
“We’d love to deliver 1,000 letters this year,” said Executive Director Carrie Summy in an email to Wednesday Journal. “It’d be so cool to really elevate this as an Oak Park-River Forest Thanksgiving tradition.”
Those interested in partaking in the thank-you campaign are invited to either use stationery provided by the organization (download stationery below) or add their own special touch by using their own paper and art materials.
The Neighborhood Giving Project will host a thank-you letter writing workshop, Nov. 20, at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St., from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The local service group will be collecting thank-you letters the week of Nov. 24, just in time for Thanksgiving.