Together, we can make a difference in the lives of Scotch Plains and Fanwood residents.

Due to the pandemic, many people – especially seniors and immunocompromised individuals – may be alone this year and we are looking to spread kindness and cheer to those in our community unable to be with their loved ones for Thanksgiving. Join our Kindsgiving email list here to learn more about this event and receive updates regarding food distribution, volunteering and more.
Here’s how you can help:

SPONSOR a meal for an individual in our community who may be alone this year and help make their holiday brighter. One meal costs $15, two meals cost $30, three meals cost $45, and so on. Or, donate any amount, big or small, to help brighten Thanksgiving for community residents. We are working with local community organizations to identify these individuals. Click on the SPONSOR button below to be brought to our donation landing page. Any remaining donations after Kindsgiving will be given to a local food bank to help fight hunger in our community.

SPONSOR

PURCHASE a meal for yourself, a neighbor or a friend who may be alone this year from our business partner Darby Road. All purchased orders will be coordinated through Darby Road’s website and you can choose to pick up the meal yourself or have it delivered. Click on the PURCHASE button below to be brought to Darby Road’s online site for ordering and choose “Thanksgiving Dinner for One” under Thanksgiving Family Dinners. Meals must be purchased no later than November 19.

PURCHASE

JOIN our community Kindsgiving virtual celebration via ZOOM on Thanksgiving Day at 1:00pm and celebrate the holiday with friends and neighbors. Click on the JOIN button below to access information on joining our ZOOM. Those without access to a computer can also call in to our Kindsgiving celebration.

JOIN

VOLUNTEER to help distribute Kindsgiving meals either the day before Thanksgiving or on Thanksgiving day. If you are interested in volunteering, please click the VOLUNTEER button below and fill out our form with your information. We will be in touch soon with more information.

VOLUNTEER

The goal of the first-ever Kindsgiving is to unite our community for the good of the individuals who live here. When we work together and help one another, we make Scotch Plains and Fanwood better for all who call our towns home. Our coalition is made up of local organizations and businesses who keep kindness, compassion and unity at the forefront of all that we do. Happy Thanksgiving to all our neighbors and friends!

For more information on Kindsgiving, please contact Talib Morgan at talib@thebeaconinitiative.org.