What a wild ride, this year has been! With the creation of Coastal Hope, we have been able to help more families in the last 5 months, than I could have ever imagined! Now it is time for the thing that got us started on this crazy journey. Thanksgiving family dinners.

 Last year we were able to raise enough money to give over 37 families meals! This year we hope to provide Thanksgiving meals for 50 families, that may not otherwise have a meal cooked at home.

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. The family, the fun, the cooking, the food, and just enjoying all the things you are thankful for. Thanksgiving 2017 changed that for me, forever, as I watched my best friend slip away. November 23rd 2017, was day 12 of 17 of at home hospice care for my mommy. My dad and I watched the parade, ate cold leftovers family and friends brought, and tried to "enjoy" our last favorite holiday with our favorite girl. My dad was so worried that she would pass on that day, and ruin my favorite holiday for me, forever. She didn't go to rest that day, and I am doing my best to not let that 1 terrible Thanksgiving define the 28 other wonderful ones I have had in my life. The best way I know how to quell the pain and honor my mom, is to continue what we started a few years before. My mom and I would put a call out to friends and family, to "adopt" a family for Thanksgiving. Then we would put a call out on social media for anyone that may know a family who otherwise would not have a Thanksgiving of their own. We then would use the donations to grocery shop for everything the families would need to cook their very own Thanksgiving meal at home with their loved ones, because let's face it, that's the best part. We would provide a Turkey, roasting pan, potatoes, stuffing, veggies, yams, gravy, rolls, pie and even treats for the family dog if they had one. After we shopped we would assemble the meals and deliver them. One family we helped, was that of a young single mother fighting cancer. We brought her meal to her home, and she was to weak to even lift the 15lb Turkey. We brought her things inside and this sweet woman went to give me a hug, if you know me you know I am not a hugger, so I politely gave her my half hug and stepped away. She then turned to my mom and gave her the biggest grateful bear hug ever. That woman's bald head next to my moms eyes welling up with tears, in the middle of a dark kitchen, somewhere in Port Saint Lucie, will forever be ingrained in my brain. I can only hope that the meals we provided to this family and many others was enjoyed half as much by them as it was by us. So, I now ask you my friends, to donate any amount and help me provide Thanksgiving meals for families to cook at home themselves and enjoy the experience that is THANKSGIVING.

*A donation of $25-$50 is enough to feed 1 family ranging I'm size from 2-8. We will pool any donation size to give meals to as many families as possible.


Thank you all for taking the time to read my story and thank you for any and all donations!!!

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Thanksgiving Family Dinners

by Coastal Hope Inc


What a wild ride, this year has been! With the creation of Coastal Hope, we have been able to help more families in the last 5 months, than I could have ever imagined! Now it is time for the thing that got us started on this crazy journey. Thanksgiving family dinners.

 Last year we were able to raise enough money to give over 37 families meals! This year we hope to provide Thanksgiving meals for 50 families, that may not otherwise have a meal cooked at home.

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. The family, the fun, the cooking, the food, and just enjoying all the things you are thankful for. Thanksgiving 2017 changed that for me, forever, as I watched my best friend slip away. November 23rd 2017, was day 12 of 17 of at home hospice care for my mommy. My dad and I watched the parade, ate cold leftovers family and friends brought, and tried to "enjoy" our last favorite holiday with our favorite girl. My dad was so worried that she would pass on that day, and ruin my favorite holiday for me, forever. She didn't go to rest that day, and I am doing my best to not let that 1 terrible Thanksgiving define the 28 other wonderful ones I have had in my life. The best way I know how to quell the pain and honor my mom, is to continue what we started a few years before. My mom and I would put a call out to friends and family, to "adopt" a family for Thanksgiving. Then we would put a call out on social media for anyone that may know a family who otherwise would not have a Thanksgiving of their own. We then would use the donations to grocery shop for everything the families would need to cook their very own Thanksgiving meal at home with their loved ones, because let's face it, that's the best part. We would provide a Turkey, roasting pan, potatoes, stuffing, veggies, yams, gravy, rolls, pie and even treats for the family dog if they had one. After we shopped we would assemble the meals and deliver them. One family we helped, was that of a young single mother fighting cancer. We brought her meal to her home, and she was to weak to even lift the 15lb Turkey. We brought her things inside and this sweet woman went to give me a hug, if you know me you know I am not a hugger, so I politely gave her my half hug and stepped away. She then turned to my mom and gave her the biggest grateful bear hug ever. That woman's bald head next to my moms eyes welling up with tears, in the middle of a dark kitchen, somewhere in Port Saint Lucie, will forever be ingrained in my brain. I can only hope that the meals we provided to this family and many others was enjoyed half as much by them as it was by us. So, I now ask you my friends, to donate any amount and help me provide Thanksgiving meals for families to cook at home themselves and enjoy the experience that is THANKSGIVING.

*A donation of $25-$50 is enough to feed 1 family ranging I'm size from 2-8. We will pool any donation size to give meals to as many families as possible.


Thank you all for taking the time to read my story and thank you for any and all donations!!!