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5th Annual Venice Homeless Thanksgiving Dinner Event

FREE THANKSGIVING DAY FEAST ON "THE BOARDWALK" - Venice Continues To Care For It's Own Less Fortunate Community Members - Leading The Way For Other Communities To Follow

Venice Beach Homeless will be provided a free Thanksgiving feast and receive a distribution of clothing and other needed necessities  on Thursday - Thanksgiving Day - from 7 a.m. until 9:30 am.

(Provided by Anthony Perez‎ and the "Send Me A Penny" Organization)

This event will be held at the basketball courts in Venice Beach and start promptly at 8 a.m. There will meet and greet at 7 a.m. for set up and photos, announcements etc. You may invite others, family and friends. Kids welcome.

Everyone is invited to give back in Venice Beach where you will be able to cook a fabulous dish, turkey, stuffing, pie, casserole etc for the homeless and bring it to the beach for someone to enjoy. 

NOTE: It will also be a great time to clean out your closets and Donate clothing, Shoes, jackets etc. You will be appreciated and happy to see some accept your donation at this location. 

If you cannot make it to this event but would like to be involved with a donation and prayer, please go to send me a penny.org/ sendmeapenny.org to donate on-line (you will receive a certificate of appreciation and a Tax- deductible receipt if so requested). 

Items to consider; Turkey, gravy, yams, potato and macaroni salads, casseroles, water, soda, cups,spoons, forks, candy, cookies, cakes, green beans, tables, plates, trash bags, homemade dishes and favorites, chips, bread, gifts, shoes, socks, pet food, and so much more ... such as camping goods and products, tents, sleeping bags, back packs, socks shoes , blankets and anything you can suggest...

This is the organization's 5th year in Venice Beach. Together we all make a difference and THE HOMELESS appreciate your generosity and Love ... God bless everyone.

The "Send Me A Penny" organization is saying that they truly want to thank you for sharing this event and for your attendance, courage,love,kindness towards people who would otherwise not have a day to remember. 

Happy thanks giving 2012, may God bless us all...

Organization Info : sendmeapenny.org : Anthony Perez - send me a penny foundation CEO/President/Founder.

P O BOX 1035
Venice Ca. 90294
(310) 619.3885

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Maximilian Schreck November 24, 2012 at 10:04 AM
My house got cleaned out by the homeless this week including the Turkey.
47Promises November 24, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Thanks to over 200 Volunteers, THANKSGIVING IN VENICE was a huge success. The New Community Jewish High School donated over 32 Turkeys to The Send Me A Penny Foundation which fed well over 300 meals this Thanksgiving. Everyone seemed in good cheer as people as far away as Temecula, fresno, Riverside came to help in 2012. Anthony says he's greatful and happy to share Thanksgiving with anyone who helps the poor...
Spirit Of Venice November 24, 2012 at 07:13 PM
I didn't realize Thanksgiving was a Jewish holiday... ha ha ha... just kidding... wonderful that The New Community Jewish High School participated... 32 turkeys...wow!!! Way to go, Venice! Good to see that "peace and love" are still a core value of our community.
Spirit Of Venice November 24, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Too bad they didn't take you, too.
47Promises November 25, 2012 at 04:13 AM
Well said...Venice will always be "Peace and Love"...
Louis Popper November 26, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Spirit Of Venice it must be hard for you to fathom that Jews are Americans too. You Anti-Semitic pig!!!
Spirit Of Venice November 26, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Not at all, I have nothing against Jews, the Bible says that God chose them to be an emblem of His presence and power to the nations of the world, and I believe that is true. Like I said, it was just kidding - because we normally associate Thanksgiving with Christian Pilgrims. - Nice try, but your lucky tongue shall not decay me. It's obvious by your words and the spirit behind them who the REAL "pig" is.
Mel Levine November 27, 2012 at 05:49 AM
Not buying what you are selling Spirit of Venice. Some caught you with your pants down.
Rabbi Mark November 27, 2012 at 06:07 AM
It is appropriate for American Jews to celebrate Thanksgiving. American Jews have a great deal for which to be thankful. America has been more than just a safe haven for Jews. In the long history of the Diaspora, Jews have never been as prosperous, organized, influential and accepted as they are today in America. Furthermore, "giving thanks" has always been an important part of Judaism, from reciting blessings after meals to the pilgrimage festival of Sukkot. Since Biblical times, the ancient Israelites celebrated Sukkot by bringing a portion of their fall harvest to the Temple in Jerusalem as a sacrifice, and then gathering with their families in booths (commemoration of their forty years of wandering in the desert before entering the Land of Israel) to feast on their portion of the harvest. Some even believe that the original Thanksgiving meal of the Pilgrims of New Salem, Massachusetts was a copy of the Sukkot festival celebrated by the ancient Israelites of Jerusalem.
Spirit Of Venice November 27, 2012 at 06:51 AM
Wow...good info, Rabbi Mark... yes, the Pilgrim "Thanksgiving" was indeed an offering of thanks to God for a bountiful harvest... the connection to the Jewish Temple Offering of a portion of the harvest is unavoidable... especially given that the Pilgrims were disciples of Joshua of Nazareth who was reported to have been recognized by the Jews of his day to be a Rabbi in good standing, and who taught from the Hebrew Scriptures in the Temple... it's not that big of a jump to recognize the Jewish origins of the Pilgrims' Thanksgiving celebration. This is turning into an enjoyable and edifying conversation... thanks again Rabbi Mark... anyone else want to input here?
Spirit Of Venice November 27, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Just so you know, folks, this guy with the ultra-Jewish name : "Mel Levine", who is so interested in making it look like Jews were offended by my innocent humorous aside - he only just established his Patch "Identity" (?) in order to post this one comment. There's nothing else on his PATCH page. The only people being "exposed" here are "Mel" and Louis for the hateful, counter-productive and maliciously slanderous spirits that they are. - The rest of us are having an intelligent and informative conversation about the peaceful, loving and giving spirit of the people of Venice and about the origins of the American Thanksgiving holiday. - Shalom

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