A Thanksgiving For Everyone

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. There’s nothing like the smell of turkey wafting through the house and little turkey hand-prints decorating the table. I love a fork filled with turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and a dab of cranberry sauce. I love leftover sandwiches the next day for dinner and I love pecan pie for breakfast. Most of all, though, I love the chance to really focus on the important stuff for a change. Not the stresses and the negatives, but the fact that I can sit in the house I adore, surrounded by those I treasure most in the world and just enjoy them.

What’s not to love?

But, not everyone is so fortunate. This has been a rough year for so many, and it’s constantly reflected in my Confessional:

I can barely afford to feed my family. It’s humiliating.
I am so broke I went to get a food-box. They told me I make too much money and I just cried and cried. I have no food. I don’t live extravagantly. I work at the welfare office. I can’t even tell my family how bad it is.
Thanksgiving dinner? Ha. I can’t even buy a loaf of bread.
My husband just lost his job. I have no idea how we are going to put food on the table.

As stressful as my life gets, I have never worried about putting food on the table for my family. I’m one of the lucky ones.

I’ve been wracking my brain trying to figure out something to do – a way to make a difference – and life brighter, even just for a night. I hope, along with your help, that this can…

I’d like every Scary Mommy out there to be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner. To be able to cook a meal for her family without worrying about the cost, or making sacrifices to do so. To sit around a table, dining on good food with loved ones and toasting to an easier year to come.

Last year, USA Today reported that the average Thanksgiving dinner for 10 cost $43.47. Less than fifty bucks for a night of pure comfort food, for the body and the soul.  For the lucky ones, that’s not all that much..


If you could use help putting food on the table, please say so in the comments (anonymously, if you wish- I just need your e-mail and that remains private.) If you have $25 to spare this year, please say so, too. My hope is to match two $25 donors up with moms in need, giving those moms $50 gift cards to their local grocery stores so they can buy their Thanksgiving ingredients. Leave a comment with what you can give, and I’ll be in touch.

The first two meals are on me… Who’s next?

Let’s all celebrate Thanksgiving together.


11-13 Update: Wow. You all are amazing. A-FREAKING-MAZING. I’m going to spend some time matching people up and I’ll be in touch with you all by Thursday… Thank you all, so very much, for making this happen.

11-16 Update: I’m closing comments for the moment just to make sure I have everyone taken care of. In the event that there is money to spare, I’ll open them back up!

11-16 (another) Update: I am opening the comments up for one last push, and then I will close them at 3PM EST so I can fulfill each and every request. I’m so excited to share the final results with you all!!!

11-16 (FINAL UPDATE, I SWEAR.) I’m having a really hard time closing this down. I’ll keep it open until 12AM EST and then, I’ll close it and be in touch with everyone..

11-17 (Yeah, I lied.) Unfortunately, I am unable to take any more requests, but if you want to donate, please e-mail me jill{at}scarymommy{dot}com. Thank you!!

11-18 I’ve posted the results and they are AMAZING. Go read! 

About the writer


What started as an innocent on-line baby book to chronicle Jill Smokler’s stay-at-home days with her children, quickly transformed into a vibrant community of parents, brought together by a common theme: Parenting doesn’t have to be perfect. Welcome to Scary Mommy!


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Christine 4 years ago

would love to donate $25 if it”s not too late…

MM 4 years ago

Dont know if i will make it but if there is a chance that we can still get assistance it would be appreciated. If not either way what you have done here is truly amazing and i just want to say thank you for the opportunity.

ashley 4 years ago

You have a very kind heart. We just had our first baby, and we are drowning in bills. Of course we make “too much” for any type of assistance. If you have any extra, we would sure appreciate a dinner. It would be such a blessing to us right now.

Jey 4 years ago

I think I may have just missed the deadline, but I’d really love to help out.

sher 4 years ago

I have just run across your article from a friend of mine. You are amazing, I just ran away with my kids for our safety. I would ask for help but there are far more people who need the help more than me, I have been gifted with a new job and will do my best to make the smiles on my kids faces bigger than ever this year. But you deserve hugs for your compassion, there aren’t many people out there who care this much. Prayers to you.

Sarah 4 years ago

Yes, of course. This is the good stuff of life. Let’s help. Tell me how to give.

Tatiyana 4 years ago

And after reading comments, if there is anyone in the Chicago/Schaumburg area, reach out to me please…I’ll help you however I can!!!

Anonymous 4 years ago

I could use help with gas money plus a little extra to buy or make something to take along for the meal. My son/and wife are Doing Thanksgiving dinner at their house (an hours drive from me)They have invited me to come(the whole family (his & hers) will be there.I would love to go too but I just was put on lay-off from work 11-10-11 and my last pay won’t even pay my bills. My job dosen’t let me collect unemploynent (I have to do my own taxes and pay in every year) Everyone that comes brings something/food and we do like a smorgus board type thing. I would be thankful for gas money to get there but would truly be blessed if I could take something along to contribute too so I wouldn’t feel like a free-loader. Thanks so very much for doing this wonderful thing and may God bless. I do not have a web site so I will leave it blank or use yours if you want me to.

Tatiyana 4 years ago

I totally have $25 to spare (not much more, but it’s cool). I’d LOVE to help….please please please email me and I’d love to do whatever I can to put dinner on someones’ table. I work at Whole Foods and would love to be able to use my discount to help someone buy their turkey, sides, or whatev….so please, let me!!

Nancy 4 years ago

God bless you all! I had to get a food box this year and luckily have family in town that can help me out. I swear, if I had $25.00 I would donate it in a heartbeat. It is wonderful to see that humanity and kindness are still alive especially in these hard economic times. Thank you for restoring my faith in people and that is what I am thankful for this year.

Bobby 4 years ago

This has been a terrible year, I could use the help if you are still offering this

Tammy Seychel 4 years ago

Family of 8, in need of help. I appreciate this so much.

Alese Orsette 4 years ago

could use the help this year, husband lost his job and we have no money for anything.

Sara Garcia 4 years ago

could also use the help. much appreciated. @araruth25

Jen S. 4 years ago

I would love to help! Please count me in for $25!

Liz @ PeaceLoveGuac 4 years ago

What an amazing thing you’ve done here, Jill!
I would love to help.

Christina 4 years ago

We are in for $25 to help!
xoxo-Christina, Tinsley + Aiden

Trisha 4 years ago

This year has been very rough for me. I live in a house with 9 people in it… We live on a fixed income of $700 a month.. Our electric bill alone is $400 and its hard to keep up… This year my family isnt even planning on having a thanksgiving due to the lack of money and the lack of food. What we have doesnt even last to the end of the month and it gets hard. We have kids in the house and I sometimes go without eating just to make sure they have food in their bellies. With a baby on the way it is hard to do but the kids are the most important thing in my life. Family means everything to me and if i could give them a thanksgiving dinner that would be amazing… Please help if possible… God Bless.

Charlene Long 4 years ago

I too agree that the holidays are really hard. I am hoping to get through them as painlessly as possible. If I could help someone else I definitely would but, things are really tough and I am struggling to make my ends meet. I wanted to say that this is a wonderful thought. :)

Anonymous 4 years ago

We are a family of 5 that could use help if possible.

Nicole Nascenzi 4 years ago

Please put me down for $25 and way to go Jill – great idea!

Jennifer 4 years ago

I could really use the help if its available. I’m a single mom of 2 barely making ends meet (neither of my DDs fathers are around or any help) . I know there are many more out there that have less and I am grateful for people like you willing to help those in need.

Richard perrine 4 years ago

Myself and my fiance just moved into our apt with our 4 kids and are having a rough time with our finances and have no way to even get a turkey to be able to have a thanksgivung dinner for our family. Very embarressing but we r doing our best

Amy F 4 years ago

Count me in too…I’d be happy to donate!

Anonymous 4 years ago

I have 5 children and just lost my job i would help if i could but i really need the help myself

Jill @BabyRabies 4 years ago

In for $25. Wish I could do more!

Anonymous 4 years ago

I could use the help, to be honest. My husband’s been unable to work, but has been turned down for disability due to my income. What does MY income have to do with his inability to work in his chosen profession anymore? Frustrating like grrrrrr.

Kris 4 years ago

I can’t bring myself to ask for help. But I think what you are doing is an amazing mitzvah. Sadly can’t contribute. But this is truly an amazing thing you’re doing.

Anonymous 4 years ago

It’s been a bad year. My father in law died at 52 years old and my husband and I had to pay for his funeral. The same week, my 8 year old stepson was literally left on our door step. So we now have a child to take care of and STILL pay child support. In April, my husband was layed off. Then we got our property tax bill. 3500.00. Our savings was gone. My husband found work again and we lost qualification for food stamps. I was convinced Thanksgiving was a dream. We had to sacrifice it to give an wonderful little boy some kind of Christmas. Scary Mommy, you give us all hope that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. God Bless You and all of these wonderful angels.

Kelly 4 years ago

I would love to help!! I wish I could cook it for them too!! Count me in.

January Latshaw 4 years ago

I am a single mother of two and live on nothing but to get by! i would be Blessed and very thankful to get help with Thanksgiving this year. Thank you to who all is helping with us less fortunate. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

K. 4 years ago

If there is still help available, I would gladly accept. I lost my job in February and between my husband’s job & unemployment we are barely making ends meet for ourselves and our two kids. I’m so stressed that the holidays won’t be the special time my kids deserve. Things have always been tight, but this is the first year I worry about money for groceries and gas to travel to see our family. This is such an amazing thing you’re doing and I vow to repay the favor next year.

Jordi 4 years ago

My husband and I would love to help out with $50. It’s our first Thanksgiving as a married couple and he loves making a big dinner for any friends and family that can make it. It is wonderful that you thought to do this. That is what the holidays are all about :)

Thankful 4 years ago

We are struggling to get Thanksgiving dinner on the table this year. I really could use some help, please. I would be very thankful for any help.

    Thankful 4 years ago

    forgot to put my email as hearts135 at gmail dot com Thank you.

Rachel 4 years ago

We could really use the help this year. Living paycheck to paycheck with not enough at times. God bless those who have donated.

sharon spence 4 years ago

i could really use help this year,its been a really bad one.help would really be appreciated. kentuckyrose3@hotmail.com

anon 4 years ago

We could use the help this year…bills & expenses have added up like a bad game of tetris and I don’t know how I can afford to put a nice spread on the table next week.

Jean Swigonski 4 years ago

I am not good at asking for help, but this is for my kids not me so… yeah, we need help this year. I don’t know what else to say but thank you all for this and I hope I can do the same next year.

liana mann 4 years ago

Count me in… please send me the information so that when I get home tomorrow I can send my donation.

Family of 7 4 years ago

I hope I’m not too late. Mark us down for $25. Happy Thanksgiving!

Stephanie 4 years ago

I was looking forward to helping out others this year, however, this past three days has decimated the money I had. I just had to get spark plugs and wires for the car, pay for the smog and the tags, put a new thermostat and thermostat housing and then last night on our way home the car started overheating out of nowhere. I pulled over and we waited an hour and a half for it to cool down and I put water in it. Within 10 miles it was overheating again and by now it was 1130 p.m. We were three miles from home and the car just died. My 4 year old and I were stuck in the car until 230 am when we were finally able to get a tow home. We were freezing cold because the heater wouldn’t work and it was such a nice day yesterday that I was wearing capris and we did not have jackets on. Today, I got a mobile mechanic to come out and he literally spent all day working on the car, it cost me $350 and it still isn’t running and now he is saying it is the timing belt. I am totally broke now and don’t get paid again until December 1st. I so wish that I could just catch a break!

Amy 4 years ago

I would like to donate! In addition, I have a turkey I can donate. I’m on Long Island (New York).
Thanks so much for “giving” us such a great opportunity to give!

heather 4 years ago

Please count me in.

Charlene 4 years ago

Sent my donation out today and it felt awesome! So glad that I could help. It really is amazing that it feels so much better to give than to receive. My adopted family will be in my heart and in my prayers this holiday. We Scary Mommies are not so scary after all. We rule!!!! Thanks again Jill and please keep us updated. Xxxoo

erin h 4 years ago

I don’t know where to turn and I’m so thankful for this opportunity. My fiance gets laid off in december for a month making the holidays extra hard on us since I’m a sahm of a 3yo little girl. I’ve undergone 2 surgeries this year most recently for a miscarriage, sadly the day after my fiance’s bday. We’re also looking for a new place to live this holiday season. Christmas is gonna be hard to come by this year.

Connie Robinson 4 years ago

I found out about this site from my daughter. I don’t know where to start but I’m thankful wheather we are helped or not. We are a family of 4. My husband,who is diabled and 65, our 16 year old son, our 10 year old granddaughter ( we’ve have had her since she was 1 year old) and myself. The holidays are very stressful because we live on SS Disability. We are overincome for food help because our income isn’t considered “earned”. So we never have any money left over or any additional for times like these. If there is help in our area we would sincerly appriciate it this year..Thanks so much and God Bless you all!!!!! We live in Chehalis Wa. and can be reached by email for other info

For my Aunt 4 years ago

My Aunt just recently lost everything. Her duplex literally blew up. She has nothing. My family is barely making ends meet. I would love to be able to give her something. My grandma owned the property and we are all having a hard time with this tradgy. I thank you all for being so giving. I hope to oneday buy a few meals for those who are less fortunate . God bless.

Tracie 4 years ago

I have come by several times today, trying to make myself ask for help, but having a hard time. So I’m taking a deep breath through my tears, and typing this comment. A Thanksgiving meal would be such a blessing for my family and it would relieve a lot of stress. Work is difficult to find during the holiday season (even on a good year) and this is a particularly hard year for us.

Thank you so very much. All of you who are giving. It is amazing.

Rachel K 4 years ago

Is it too late to ask for help? My family and I have been struggling for years to put food on our table. We’ve been using the food bank on and off for years. We just moved and no longer have access to the one that gave us food, no questions asked. My husband is hypoglycemic so when he doesn’t get enough food he gets a migraine and throws up. Our 5 year old eats a lot and is still a string bean! I end up not eating as much as I should just to make sure that they can get everything they need. Any help would be appreciated. If it’s too late to ask, that’s ok!

Jennifer 4 years ago

We would be happy to donate and have an extra turkey for someone nearby too. We are in the Phoenix area.

Alyssa 4 years ago

I’m in for 2 meals. Thanks Jill. Great job with this!!

Heather 4 years ago

Hi Jill, I emailed you inregards to the Thanksgiving Dinner and I finally figured out how to post lol, Thank you so much.
Hi My name is Heather Cox, and my Aunt told me about the Thanksgiving Dinner. I was wanting to nominate my mother but couldn’t figure out how to do it. The reason I want to nominate my mother is because my stepdad recently became very ill and is not at U of M hospital in the ICU. The Doctor’s told my mother that he will be there for months. He was diagnosed with a strep infection and it took over his whole entire body. He is now on a ventilator and he may lose his left hand due to the medication he is on that goes straight to his heart and brain but his limbs suffer. My mother usually has the Thanksgiving dinner at her house but since this happened we want to all be at the hospital with my dad on this holiday, we will also be celebrating Christmas in the hospital as well. If you could help in any way please let me know.

Stephanie 4 years ago

Hi Everyone…
Well..I don’t even know if I am in the right “spot” to tell our horror story but a friend of mine referred me to your site being as she understands and knows our situation.

And believe me when I tell you that I could not make this up if i tried. My husband and I have been happily married for 12 years. FINALLY – On November 12th of last year, two days before my husband’s birthday I looked down on a pregnancy test after struggling to conceive naturally for over 5 years and saw my VERY first POSITIVE pregnancy test!! It was one of the happiest days of our lives. THEN to find out (because I was gaining weight SO rapidly) – had an U/S done at 9 weeks instead of them waiting until the 11th week that we were pregnant with TRIPLETS amazed us to say the least. We felt SOOO very blessed…scared but blessed. Nobody else in the family had multiples…in our eyes it was in God’s hands and he blessed us with our long awaited babies! I had a great pregnancy until all of a sudden (I had to switch OB’s because I was considered high risk at that point) my blood pressure became EXTREMELY high and I kept getting these pulling sensations in my stomach, (the office told me me for weeks that it was normal and my U/S’s were normal too every 4 weeks) to discover I was preclamptic and having contractions that were two minutes apart.

I went to the ER of course and the next morning at 8 am, (I went in at around midnight) one of the Doctors in the practice I was seeing came in to do a pelvic on me. (I was already NPO and hooked up to the contraction machine). I was terrified because I had been reading and had been warned about pre term labor and all the risks with Preemies. The Doctor did his pelvic, took off his gloves and glasses and said very sternly..”Get whomever you want here in the next hour – you are 100% efaced and I am doing an emergency c-section”. I WAS ONLY 29 weeks and 2 days!!!! I started to freak out – my husband was over joyed and I literally thought i was in the twilight zone. My husband called my parents, his parents, my friends at work, (i was on bed rest for two days before this happened). EVERYONE was excited but me. I was terrified. “They are going to be so tiny…are their lungs developed??? (Nurse gave me an injection to help with the lungs) – Why can’t I be put on Mag?? Can’t they stay longer inside me??? No….they had to come out. In ONE hour.

To make a very long story short, my babies arrived into this world all weighing btw. 2 lbs. 2 oz., and 2 llbs. 4 oz. They were rushed to the NICU (All Children’s) – and I was able to see them that evening. They were all doing VERY well considering being born so early. NONE of them were on vents, just Dylan with the cpap. I basically lived, ate and breathed All Childrens after I was discharged 2 days later. My babies could not suck so they were fed through feeding tubes through their nose. I gave them pure breast milk. My once size A breasts were actually a full B and I was given supplements to produce more milk. I was pumping constantly. My mom (whom lives an hour away) stayed with me because my husband works nights. He would visit the babies in the morning and I would go home and rest a bit then go back in the afternoon.until around midnight. My mom was sleeping on the couch on the 11th day after their birth and my phone rang. My mom heard it and handed it to me. I did not pick up soon enough and their was an urgent msg. from the NICU Doctor telling me that one of my son’s had developed an infection and I needed to get there right away. I basically wnet in my pajamas, called my husband at work – he left early to meet us there nd we all walked into the NICU – more like RAN into the NICU together. My little guy had developed NEC and was green from head to toe. I looked at the monitor being as at this point I had memorized what everything was. He barely had a blood pressure and he was surrounded by nurses and doctors. I immediately started to bawl. The main Dr. told me that she called in a surgeon to see if my baby could have surgery performed on him. She explained the disease that he had and it did not sound positive. I just waited by his incubator and prayed….It seemed like an eternity but by this time my whole family was in the NICU lobby. The surgeon said she could perform a LAP…if the intestines are TOO necrotized than she could not perform surgery. We agreed to have her take a look via LAP…sat in the church at the hospital and within a half hour someone came to get us. Both my husband and I could sense that the news was bad….and it was. They told me his bowel had perforated and there was nothing that could be done. His little eyes were so black and blue…body was green…they said he had maybe a half hour to live.

We held our baby for the first time without any cords or feeding tubs, etc. I held his hand and his body as he quickly passed away in my arms. It was the first time I had to ever deal with death…and to have it be a baby…MY baby…surreal. I thought it was a bad dream for many days. I just could not believe it. That was in May of this year. We are now in November and have two healthy, happy, normal babies whom we adore but we still miss our little angel. I/we have accepted it but are still very confused and get angry at times when thinking about it. HOWEVER, we are truly blessed and fortunate to have our other two miracles. *sorry if i am all over the place but my eyes are tearing up as I actually type this*
This will be their first Thanksgiving and Christmas. I gave up my job very willingly being as I need to stay home with my little ones.. My husband and I barely get by and have applied for all sorts of funding and ultimately receive WIC, (Very thankfully) to help with formula, (I stopped producing milk when i lost Corbin…and did not eat well at all). Plus I also receive $30 per month for food stamps. We do not have a car anymore. We had two and gave them up to help pay our bills. This includes a HUGE hospital bill that we are making payments on. The symagist shots to prevent RSV FINALLY stopped. We had them up until March of this year. With out insurance it was $90 per month. We have a small home that we adore and fixed up prior to getting pregnant. We thank God every day for the roof over our heads and having two healthy, beautiful babies..Yes, it is hard work but i enjoy every second of it. I was born to be a mother.

My family is tight because my Dad, (step father that I call Dad) lost his job. My In laws are in the same boat. My Father in Law is disabled so he cannot work. Everyone tries to help out as much as possible being as these are the FIRST grand babies on both sides of the family. My mother in law cooks great meals and stops by to make sure my husband and I are eating…we walk or take the bus to where we need to go. Sometimes we get rides from family especially if it is going to the Doctor. I live in Florida so I do not have to worry too much about cold weather just yet. Believe me, I can make a dollar stretch!! I have learned to clip coupons, etc.
I have to be honest in saying that Thanksgiving will be held at our home this year because it is SO much easier just to have everyone come here. We are all chipping in to make this as special as it can be.

Once againmy husband and I keep our chins up – focus on the positive and know that there is light at the end of the tunnel as far as finances are concerned. It is just really rough right now. It felt good if anything to write my story “down”. I hold back my tears too often because what baby wants to see their mam cry. I remain positive and cheerful when they are up and active. My husband works as much as he can to help – but there is only so much one person can do. Thank you to everyone that took the time to read this. I know it was lengthy but if anything it felt good to get it all out.

    Alysa Rudo 4 years ago

    This story broke my heart. Were they little boys or girls? If you have a girl, I’d love to donate a tutu to her! :)

AnxiousInKY 4 years ago

I’m ashamed to say that we are in need this year. It can be so hard to ask those you know for help, and it is often the generosity of strangers that allows one to swallow their pride and reach out. Thanks to all of those who are helping so many.

Anon 4 years ago

I am a single mom of three very young kids, but decided not to ask for help because I do qualify for food stamps and am fortunate that I receive enough to feed my kids. However, I wanted to say thank you for what you are doing. On behalf of all the other single parents and struggling families…it’s nice to know someone cares. Or in this case, many “someones”! I’ll be spending the holiday “alone” with just my kids…when I start to wallow in self-pity, I’ll come back to this post to remind myself that no, I’m not really alone. Thank you everyone!

kateanon 4 years ago

I know what it’s like to not be able to do the holidays, a few years ago I skipped them completely and counted myself lucky to sneak a piece of someone’s leftover pie. I have a former coworker I’m trying to help, she’s a newly single mom of 2 who just moved last weekend into a friend’s basement because she lost her house in foreclosure. She got laid off amongst all this mess and is desperately trying to hold it together. I would love to be able to help her.

Peachypeej 4 years ago

Never had children, Never missed a meal
Haven’t walked in those shoes, Don’t know how it feels
But I can help….Put me down for $50.00 – PJ in Torrance

Rosana 4 years ago

I just saw the tweet and if it is not to late I would like to please ask for assistance. My hubby and I are tryng to make it and stay off of welfare and we have been succeeding so far but recent car problems and broken this and that and FAST growing kids has made thing s a bit short this year. I am afraid without help we will not have a Thanksgiving meal. Kinda struggling to just put food on our table as it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Again if it’s to late it is ok. I am overwhelmed by the generosity I have seen on this post and thank God there are still great souls out there willing to lend a hand to brothers and sisters in need. ~~~~ San Antonio, TX

Sarah 4 years ago

Put us down for $25 if its not too late.

Landon’s Mommy 4 years ago

Hello there! I just want to say that it is amazing to know that people out there care about the less fortunate. I am a single mother of a fabulous little 4 yr old boy and I am struggling (like others) to just be able to put dinner on the table or to pay for other necessary items. I go to nursing school and I work and I just cant seem to make ends meet. It would be a blessing, and I would be appreciative of any help at all during this holiday season. I wish I could give money instead… I just keep telling myself “Once I get my degree….” God bless all of you!

Christine 4 years ago

Hope it isn’t to late to ask for help. I’ve been on bed rest since 9/29 at 23 weeks. We almost lost our first child. I’ll be 30 weeks on Friday by the grace of god and still have a long ways to go. I haven’t been able to work so it’s been up to my fiance to pay all of the bills. I just came across this and if you could help in anyone I would be grateful and I will pay it forward so much more next year when I’m not in this situation. Here’s my blog if you would like to read my situation http://mymiracleandmore.blogspot.com/p/my-story.html


Dawn 4 years ago

hubby and I would like to donate $25 to help. we’re paying it forward.

Cindy 4 years ago

What a wonderful program, great job!

If it’s not too late, I’d be happy to donate $25.00!

    Cindy 4 years ago

    Forgot to add my location – Annapolis, Maryland

CM 4 years ago

It’s after 3 but if you have any remaining contributions, my family would feel blessed by the help.

mes 4 years ago

It would be my pleasure to give $25 through paypal.

McKenzie 4 years ago

I’d like to contribute $25!

Gail 4 years ago

Would be glad to help out with two $25.00 donations. Just send me the details on how to do this.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!

KristaLoves 4 years ago

Put me down for one donation plz!

Dana 4 years ago

I’d like to help. Count me in for $25.

Kari 4 years ago

If it’s not too late, I’d like to contribute $25.

I think this is amazing.

Christine 4 years ago

Is it closed yet? If not, I can help.

caroline 4 years ago

Just lost my job and going to cna classes unfortunately I have to make ends meet for three weeks with no income, I have a two year old and would really appreciate it.

Julia’s Child 4 years ago

I’ll help!

Alissa 4 years ago

I can do a $25 donation. Thanks for organizing this amazing giving event.

Katie @ An Authentic Life 4 years ago

As a family lucky enough to have two incomes, An Authentic Life is more than pleased to offer help to those who need.

Message me details.

Sending love and support to those brave enough to ask for help. Often times, that’s the hardest thing to do.

Kellie Geres 4 years ago

Count me in. Please let me know where to paypal or send the money.

Hyacynth 4 years ago

I have the ability to share with another mom in need.

Anon 4 years ago

Count me in for a $100 contribution.

imamommy25 4 years ago

Unlike last year, this year I am in a position to help. Please count me in to help someone out.


Mollie 4 years ago

Count me in for $25. I have paypal!! :)

A.M. 4 years ago

Sadly, I could use the help. My son and I live with my parents and this year I am not getting food stamps to help out like I have in the past. My parents support us financially while I am finishing my degree and my parents are struggling, no matter how hard they try to hide it. I have been unable to find a job the last 2 years and just can’t help offset all the added expenses of my son and I. In the meantime, I am trying to sell my artwork, but am not doing so well. If you have any extra donations, please consider my family. I would gladly help if I could…

Jessica 4 years ago

This is an amazing idea and our little family would be forever grateful to be a recipient this year. My husband is in the Navy but low ranks don’t make much, and I am still looking for work. Its not easy with a toddler! I hope you do this every year so we can get a chance to give back next year and help other families! I have been reading through the posts on here and would like to say thank you to so many of you who are offering help, and that it is amazing that so many people are stepping forward to help!!

Melissa 4 years ago

Damn.. I put the wrong email address last time. Here is the correct one and I have copied my earlier post.. and yes the help would be greatly appreciated and once over the hump, I will return the favor any way I can!! his is the first year ever that I actually need help. I inherited the family Thanksgiving dinner, and I am mortified to tell everyone not to bother to show up because I may not have lights or electric to cook the food. I am trying every avenue that I can….. If funds run out and I don’t receive a match, no big deal I will power thru it one way or the other, I really just wanted to say, that this is one hell of a fabulous idea, and if I had any money to spare I would definately donate!! Maybe next year!!

Tiffany 4 years ago

I have been in a debate with myself over whether or not to put myself on here. I am a single mother of 3. I do not receive child support nor do I qualify for any kind of assistance. A month or so ago, I was struggling to put Ramen on the table. I called around to the organizations in my area for emergency food and, like another commenter I read, was told that I make too much (by $150 a month). I have just recently begun being able to buy “good food” for us. It would be most helpful, but if you have others that are in more dire situations, please help them first. I have read the comments and it seems that there are many who are in much more need than myself. One behalf of every person who has humbled themselves to comment asking for help, thank you for making this such an easy way to ask for help. And thank you to all the wonderful scarymommy followers who have given so selflessly. I will join you in giving next year. :)


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