The MDO Thanksgiving Day Special

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“What are you thankful for?”

That’s the question that circled Philly311 this morning. Among the laughter and the stories about whose Mom cooked the best Turkey (and whose in-laws didn’t)  there was an underlying theme in our exercise: our staff was thankful for many aspects of their lives—too many, even, to include them all in our post. Our team is thankful to be thankful for many things.

Rosetta is thankful for her family, her friends, her amazing boss Rich, the best customer service employees in the city and her life.

Michelle is thankful to have a job.

Leigh-amber is thankful for a great boss!

Chanda is thankful for her kids.

Graham is thankful for fried turkey!

Kim is thankful to have a place to go for Thanksgiving.

And we’re thankful to Kim for a great segue.

Some Philadelphians don’t have a place to go for Thanksgiving. While the “What are you thankful for?” exercise is fun, it’s easy to take some basic luxuries for granted.  Here are a few links for soup kitchen information and volunteer opportunities for tomorrow’s holiday. If you know anyone who would find this information useful, we ask that you pass it along.

Soup Kitchens by Zip Code:

http://www.foodresourceguide.org/RgCupList.asp?varSiteCat=2

Volunteer Opportunities:

http://events.allaroundphilly.com/philadelphia-pa/events/philadelphia+thanksgiving+volunteer

http://volunteer.phila.gov/opportunities/index.php?opp_id=1475

The MDO wishes the entire city a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving. Here’s what Managing Director Rich Negrin said about the holiday and the upcoming season:

“It’s been a busy year and I’m thankful to have to be able to spend time with my family. I’m thankful that Philadelphia survived Hurricane Sandy without any loss of life and I’m hopeful that we can get through the winter weather. I also hope for a safe holiday. Philadelphians need to listen to their better angels. Take this holiday season, starting now, with a new dedication for peace—for all of us.”

One thought on “The MDO Thanksgiving Day Special

  1. I’m Thankful for my family, our health and such great Co-workers.
    Kim and Michelle you guys look great in this photo! Hope all my wonderful Co-workers have a great Thanksgiving and everyone is happy, healthy and Safe.

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