November is the month we celebrate Thanksgiving in the U.S. and also the month we commemorate the victims of the Holodomor. The UOL National Executive Board has decided that our yearly recommended Thanksgiving Project will focus on bringing a greater awareness of the Holodomor while helping the hungry in our own communities now and in the future. Here are the UOL project recommendations:
Conduct a food drive at your parish collecting non-perishable foods and donate them to a local food bank, or have a pop-up food drive at your parish with Thanksgiving-related foods to distribute to the community. Have your advertising and, if possible, label the food donations with the following message:
In 1932, 10 million people perished in an artificial famine in Ukraine. We pray no one ever goes hungry again. #Holodomor #UkrainianGenocide #NeverForget
The UOL website has this text formatted for a sheet of 30 labels (1” X 2 5/8” each) if you’d like to download it for printing.
Send photos of your Thanksgiving project participation to UOL Publicity Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post it on the UOL’s Facebook page and in our UOL Bulletin.
If you cannot support a food drive, please consider a fund-raising drive and send the donations to a local food bank or Soup Kitchen.
Let’s remember the innocent victims of the Ukrainian Holodomor, honor their memory, and help those in need within our own community at this time of giving!
Download Thanksgiving Project 2020 Flyer HERE
Download Thanksgiving Project Labels HERE