This post is sponsored by Single Edition Media on behalf of La Brea Bakery. As always, I only work with brands I respect and all opinions are my own.
Last week I told you about La Brea Bakery’s “Thanksgiving Hero” Program. The Bakery will provide fully catered meals to the five finalists – everyday people who make their communities better places.
Nominate your Thanksgiving Hero, someone you love who regularly works on Thanksgiving serving others. To submit an entry, click on the logo below and tell us in 100 words or fewer about your Thanksgiving Hero. The deadline to nominate a Thanksgiving Hero is this Sunday, November 15, 2015, so don’t delay.
Thanksgiving heroes aren’t necessarily famous or glamorous. They go to work every day and serve others because that’s their job. Police officers, firefighters, health care workers, server at restaurants, journalists and others make our lives and communities better while we enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. So show your appreciation to your own Thanksgiving Hero by entering her or him in this contest.
When I think about Thanksgiving Heroes, they are the people around me who don’t ask for recognition. LaBrea asked me to pick my own hero, I knew immediately it is my daughter, Eleanor.
After a childhood and teenage years spent giving her dad and me (mostly me) unending grief, she has become an adult who makes my heart swell with pride. And believe me, I’m no pushover, nor do I tend to the sentimental when describing my kids. But Eleanor has truly become someone I admire as well as love.
Just out of college, Eleanor spent almost three years at the nonprofit Inspiration Corporation helping those facing homelessness . Now in a master’s degree in social work with a concentration in older adults, her field placement is in the bereavement department at the Rainbow Hospice. Eleanor is learning how to help people cope with aging, dying, and bereavement. She has comforted people who have had a loved one recently die, gone on rounds with a chaplain, and even used her skills to help me as I navigate caring for her own grandmother, my 90 year old mother. This year, Eleanor cannot come home to be with us on Thanksgiving because she is working late on Wednesday. Her job at Rainbow Hospice sometimes drains her, but she is learning an incredible amount about the needs of those facing their own death or a death in their family. Eleanor is my hero for choosing a profession in which working on Thanksgiving Day will be just one of the sacrifices she willingly makes for the benefit of others.
Who are your Thanksgiving Heroes? I hope you’ll nominate one and join me in saluting all of them.
La Brea Bakery is a leading maker of artisanal breads, including many varieties of loaf bread, rolls, baguettes and flatbreads. Its products are sold nationwide through over 7,500 locations.
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