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Words from our Founding Director

Jacqueline Wilson

Most Thankful for YOU this Thanksgiving

November 2017

Are you stocked up on the fixings? Pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberries, and who could forget about the turkey? Most of us are fortunate enough to share a delicious meal and spend time with family and friends. In all the excitement the holiday brings, it is easy to forget about those that are going without basic necessities this Thanksgiving, those who have no family, no food and no home to celebrate in.

Here at the Helping Individuals Go Higher Program, we reach out to these people. Everyday Wayne State University students who simply need help, which is understandable considering the unpredictable world we live in. One day you are planning your Thanksgiving feast and the next day you are facing job loss, illness, homelessness, or any of life’s other disasters. The students we cater to need YOU. It is all thanks to your generosity, support, and care that they have a Thanksgiving meal, a warm home to enjoy the holiday in, and above all, a grateful heart this fall.

From my heart to yours,

Thank you.
Jacqueline Wilson