On November 2nd, we learned about the Día de los Muertos or in English, “Day of the Dead.” This is a holiday celebrated by many in Mexico and by some Mexican-Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.
On November 22nd was the fifty-seventh anniversary of the Humane Society of the United States that was established in 1954. This is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization. To celebrate this day, we talked and read about different types of animals.
On November 18th, my friends and I celebrated the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday by eating pumpkin pie and being with our friends. My friends and I brought joy and laughter to some of San Antonio’s senior citizens from the Blanco Vista Nursing Home by creating hand-made greeting cards. Later on during the week, some of the other Participants and staff members delivered the cards.
During the month of November, The Arc of San Antonio joined in the ninth Annual “Food 4 S.A. campaign” by having a can food drive. The goal of the San Antonio Food Bank, (located at 5200 Old Highway 90 West) is to collect one million pounds of food and help make this a happy Thanksgiving to thousands of families in need. The food that we collected went to the San Antonio Food Bank. If you would like to help, The Food Bank’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. If you would like to volunteer or like to have more information about the San Antonio Food Bank, please call: (210) 337-3663 or toll free at: 1-800-246-9121 or go to: www.safoodbank.org.
So many wonderful things can come from helping people. I’m glad that the Arc gave us the opportunity to do so. I wish that everyone will have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.