As we head into the holidays, and take a little break from baseball, we thought it was a good opportunity to give back to our community. We would like to host a food drive to support Lighthouse, a local charity in Pontiac that works with communities to end poverty. As you can imagine, their food needs increase during the Thanksgiving season.
Our players will be bringing items from the Wish List to practice over the next few weeks. We will collect until practice ends for the season.
Lighthouse Thanksgiving Wish List Needs:
- Canned Yams*
- Potatoes – Boxes or Cans
- Green or Mixed Vegetables
- Yellow Vegetables
- Canned Fruit
- Pie Crust Mix*
- Evaporated Milk*
- Pumpkin Pie Filling
- Muffin Boxes
- Mac and Cheese – box
- Canned Cranberries
- Cake Mixes
*Lighhouse tends to run low on these items.
The coaches will take care of donating. The scheduled drop off day is at the end of November (the 17th).I assume baseball will be wrapped up by then. If you would like to participate in the drop off let us know, the more the merrier!
If you you are reading this and can’t donate food during practice, then there are two more options:
- Donate directly to Lighthouse for Thanksgiving. Any amount is accepted.
- Maybe leave a note in the Tribute Gift box. It would be nice to learn how much the Bloomfield Firebirds helped in this specific capacity.
- Send money to the Bloomfield Firebirds Venmo (@Chad-Perry-29) and we will buy additional food to donate.
Thank you in advance for your participation.