This is an open invitation to the great vCommunity. My charity effort this holiday season is focused on putting together Thanksgiving baskets for those in need. I’m currently located in Maryland where my charity of choice, Mormon Helping Hands, is putting together 100 Thanksgiving baskets full of items sufficient enough to feed a family of 6. These families have been selected by approaching each of the area schools and meeting with a school administrator to get an idea of what families might be in need.

This is a list of what will be put in each basket:

    1 10-12 lb turkey
    2 boxes macaroni and cheese
    2 14.5 oz cans of green beans
    2 boxes of stuffing
    2 15 oz cans of corn
    1 box of cake mix
    1 1 lb box of stick butter
    1 10 oz pkg of marshmallows
    1 16 oz can whole cranberry sauce
    1 29 oz can pumpkin pie filling
    1 wrapped pie crust
    1 turkey baking pan
    1 40 oz can sweet potatoes or 1 bag of fresh sweet potatoes
    1 new rectangular laundry basket to fill

That is a lot of food and will be greatly appreciated by each of these 100 families that are in need this Thanksgiving. If you are in the DC area and would like to give some of your time to help us assemble and deliver the baskets we would appreciate that as well. If you aren’t in the DC area or can’t spare any time, you can make a monetary donation directly to a paypal account I have set up and 100% of the funds will go directly to the food purchases for these 100 families in need. Simply click the “donate” button below and enter any amount you wish, all donations are tax-deductible and I will provide you with a receipt. Thanks and have a great Thanksgiving!

Greg W Stuart
Greg is the owner and editor of He's been a VMware vExpert every year since 2011. Greg enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids. He works as a Sr. Consultant at VMware and resides in Northern Virginia, 15 minutes west of Washington DC.

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