Not going home for Thanksgiving? Don’t lose hope! Either your staying on campus due to Traveling being expensive or have a sports commitment, and other reasons. There are tons of things to do for Thanksgiving on NDNUs campus and around the community, while keeping your thanksgiving traditions alive.
Junior Basketball player Rolland Pearsall, said “I will be spending time with my teammates. We have practice and games, even though I will not be able to go home, I have my teammates who I considered part of my family.”
On this day of giving thanks for what we have, it’s wonderful and important to help those who have not. Many are organized by NDNU or get a group of students on campus who are staying back for the holiday as well, service events are a great way to get into the local community and give back.
Theres programs such as GLIDE Located at 330 Ellis St., San Francisco, It will take place Thursday, November 23, 2017. All you have to do is show up to help chop, dice, mix and slice in preparation for their Annual Thanksgiving Day dinner or come serve thousands complete Thanksgiving meals with all the fixings to individuals and families. Then keep the holiday spirit going the day after Thanksgiving by helping serve breakfast.
Another opportunity is volunteering for Salvation Army, and help delivery meals. Each shift takes no longer than 3 hours. It takes place on Thanksgiving day Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Harbor Light Center, 445 9th street San Francisco.
Junior, Caleb Keohokapu said “I feel like volunteering for holidays is very special and would really help for certain people in need. Being able to spend time out of your day to volunteer is a very positive thing. Also what I miss most about home during thanksgiving is my family and the home cooked meals, so providing this for people would make me feel a little closer to home.”
NDNU provides students to stay over the break and a homemade thanksgiving meal at the Cafe. They provide Thanksgiving all day with turkey, cranberry sauce, mash potatoes and graVy and of course a pumpkin pie.
Also, whats thanksgiving without football? The cafe will be providing football games while you enjoy your thanksgiving meal. If you head to the housing office they will inform you with more information about the holiday break, keep your tradition alive even when stay on campus.