Mission Arlington Seeks Volunteers for Thanksgiving Morning

 

 

 

It is a tradition that is truly unique to Arlington — volunteering at Mission Arlington on Thanksgiving morning. With the nonprofit set to deliver 6,000 meals this year, it's an act of kindness that couldn't happen without the community.

 

 

 

 

"It is a beautiful picture of a community like none other, that God has put together and blessed," said Mission Arlington Executive Director Tillie Burgin. "I can't begin to tell you all of the people who are coming, to make sure everyone has something on Thanksgiving day."

 

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Volunteers have been hard at work, preparing the food for Thursday's deliveries. But the work is far from over.

 

Mission Arlington needs 6,000 volunteers at its Downtown location (210 W. South Street) Thursday, Nov. 28 at 8 a.m. to deliver meals. The deliveries will be finished in time for volunteers to be home by noon.

 

Most deliveries will be in Arlington or Grand Prairie. Last year, Mission Arlington provided Thanksgiving for 25,684 people.

 

Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities or call 817-277-6620. There is no need to sign up ahead of time.

 

The City of Arlington, which launched a Kindness Initiative in 2017, applauds Mission Arlington for working to make The American Dream City a kinder place to live, work, play and learn.

 

Click here for other volunteer opportunities this holiday season. And be sure to share your experience online by posting with the hashtag #ArlingtonKindness

 

Story by the Office of Communication, City of Arlington. Originally posted Tuesday, November 26, 2019 on arlingtontx.gov