The holidays are a time for giving, and who better to give to than those in need? This month’s Good Karma turns the spotlight on The Raven Spa in Santa Monica, California, which has partnered with many other businesses in the area for Gobble Gobble Give—an initiative to feed the homeless on Thanksgiving.
Much like any good deed, Gobble Gobble Give began with just one person, and in the first year, 28 homeless people were fed. Over the past 14 years, the group cooking and handing out food has grown, and last year, more than 5,750 were fed across six cities in the nation and given T-shirts, beanies, shoes, warm sweaters, blankets and hygiene kits to boot, showing exactly what a community can do when it works together for a greater good.
Volunteers gather together on Thanksgiving Day at 10 a.m. to prepare hot meals and rather than enjoying them with their families, they then go out to deserted alleys, empty lots and dark freeway underpasses to find homeless and hungry men, women and children to feed and clothe them in their time of need.
This year, four cities are participating in Gobble Gobble Give, including The Raven Spa’s own Santa Monica. If you are in the area and would like to participate, head over to The Raven Spa at 10 a.m. Thanksgiving Day to join in on this “party potluck.” To donate food, supplies, clothing and toiletries ahead of time, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop off donations at The Raven Spa, 208 Pier Avenue, Santa Monica, California, from now until Wednesday November 21, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
To find out more about Gobble Gobble Give and how you can participate, visit www.gobblegobblegive.com.
After the festivities support The Raven Spa by buying a SpaFinder Gift Card and booking a treatment!
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