Governor’s Weekly Message: Giving Thanks Through Giving Back

Wilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell pays tribute to the public employees who work each day to strengthen our communities, and recognizes the collective efforts of organizations and individuals who, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, give back to the community to help less fortunate Delawareans across the state.

“The first Thanksgiving, which took place nearly 400 years ago, launched a tradition of coming together to give thanks, break bread, and deepen connections between neighbors,” Governor Markell said. “I am thankful for all of you – from non-profits, faith communities, government agencies, businesses, and from all walks of life – who give of their time and financial resources to help those less fortunate, and who remind us that we can all make a difference. There are many ways to get involved: volunteering at a shelter, making a donation to a social service organization, or reaching out to a family in need. Sharing a small portion of what we have through a simple act of kindness means the world to a child who is hungry, or a fellow Delawarean who feels alone. By giving thanks through giving back, we’ll keep Delaware moving forward.”

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