Thanksgiving is supposed to be a happy holiday. Not everyone is fortunate enough to be surrounded by friends or family and enjoy the classic home made treats that have become synonymous with the holidays
Astoria, Oregon (PRWEB) November 21, 2011
What started as a small charitable gesture by a group of housewives has developed into many baking drives to be held throughout the state. Beth Stollman, a resident of Oregon explained "I first heard about it from a friend who is baking several pumpkin pies! She explained that they are all going to be given to other Oregon residents who, for whatever reason, would otherwise be missing out on these small festive treats."
It all started when a few friends decided to donate home baked goods to a local charity which supplies food to the homeless. As more and more people heard about it, the amount of goods to be donated increased to such an extent that they decided to extend the recipients to also include elderly homes, as well as to several other community projects that regularly distribute food and other items to locals in need. Beth Stollman and the others involved in the bake are hoping that the charitable gesture will spread throughout the entire state.
What began as one small group of friends baking some pies for a local charity soon developed into many groups throughout the state donating baked goods for Thanksgiving to local charitable organizations. As an increasing amount of people have gotten involved including more high profile residents such as the local musician Beth Stollman, the baking drive has really gained momentum, particularly in the past week. Beth Stollman remarks, "It's wonderful how many people there are who want to get involved and give something back to their communities during the holiday."
"We have been getting much more interest than I ever expected. I think the holiday spirit really gets to most people, and makes them want to help and spread a little happiness" says Beth Stollman. Beth initiated a baking drive in her neighborhood after hearing about the initiative from friends in close by localities.
Beth Stollman comments, "Thanksgiving is supposed to be a happy holiday. Not everyone is fortunate enough to be surrounded by friends or family and enjoy the classic home made treats that have become synonymous with the holidays".
About Beth Stollman
Beth Stollman lives in Oregon with her family and pets. She is a well known musician playing the piano, harp and violin. Beth Stollman has been involved in many community projects in recent years and often performs for charitable events and functions. Beth has many hobbies including baking, painting and music. She also writes her own music and is hopes to record her songs in the near future. Beth Stollman frequently uses her high profile in the community to raise awareness for local and national charities. Her love of music, nature and helping others give her the creative motivation to continue writing and performing her own work.