Category Archives: Thanksgiving Dinner

A bountiful Thanksgiving

24 bowls of fruit and hot chocolate were delivered to St Lawrence Place. The 24 families were able to enjoy an healthy snack during the Thanksgiving season. Thanks to everyone who donated items and to the team that assembled and delivered the gifts

24 bountiful bowls

India Whaley and Angelica Padgett put together bowls

Caroline Davis makes them fancy!

Rebecca Kennedy is aided by St Lawrence Place staff

The best part of Thanksgiving Dinner is…

the leftovers! On Monday, Nov 25th volunteers prepared and served a full Thanksgiving Dinner ( yes there was cranberry sauce from the can!) to the resident families at the Family Shelter and St. Lawrence Place. Many have family members who are working late night shifts and knowing that today they could heat up a plate of turkey and all the trimmings was a bright spot in their lives. We are reminded that so many people in the Midlands are one paycheck away from being homeless. Enjoy these photos of the Turkey Team!TopServer-Matt Henderson; Natalie  and  Clarissa-the  Pie  Team;  and  Dean Wilcox  and  a  very  cute  2year  old.

Thanks for a great Thanksgiving Dinner

Volunteers and donors from BLSA, CALS, J. Law and Education, PILS, Pro Bono Board and WIL cooked, donated and served a full Thanksgiving Dinner to the residents at the Family Shelter and St. Lawrence Place.

“Delicious, thank you, whipped cream!”  When we shared the tradition of the wishbone, one young boy won and whispered to me that his wish was ” I hope we are in our own home next year”  I whispered to him, ” that was my wish for you!”

Thanks to everyone who donated food, cooked and served!  A great team effort!

Enjoy these photos from the event


Turkey and pie leftovers!

On Nov. 20, 2017 over 25 law students came together to make the lives of homeless families a bit better- they prepared, bought, delivered and served Thanksgiving Dinner to the residents of the Family Shelter and St. Lawrence Place.  This has been a tradition led by the Pro Bono Program for over 15 years but could not happen without the support of student organizations.  BLSA, the Honor Council, the SBA and WIL were real troopers in this effort and judging from the smiles it was a total success.

enjoy these photos of the team in action!  Law student talents include making amazing mac and cheese ( thanks Buster) the pie team ( Maura and Patty), Grant and Sarah made sure things were hot, especially the gravy,  Dean Cherry, Ivey and Chelsea can portion out food with best and Brianna on bread was not to be messed with. Lauren made sure everyone got cranberry sauce ( even if they don’t like it) Simone documented the event in photos, Tony was on garbage duty! Chris and Joseph kept the cups of juice and tea flowing.  Lashawnda was a superb ringleader and the serving team ( too many to mention by name, I know I will forget someone) made our guests feel welcome and kept the plates moving and this was not easy in such a tight space! Clean up was a breeze and the leftovers will be a welcome reminder of this great event.  Thanks for the Thanksgiving!   Pam