Thanksgiving Baskets for SmartSteps

In November, JLKD volunteers assembled Thanksgiving meal baskets for SmartSteps. Baskets were distributed to families during their Thanksgiving celebration on Friday November 20th.

SmartSteps’ mission is in early childhood education and parental training for needy children (birth-3 years) and their parents living on the East side of Aurora.

Members assembled baskets the night before.

Members assembled baskets the night before.

Part of the Thanksgiving celebration included reading books to the children.

Part of the Thanksgiving celebration included reading books to the children.

Families enjoyed some time to socialize during the Thanksgiving gathering.

Families enjoyed some time to socialize during the Thanksgiving gathering.


A Message from Marcela Jones, Director of SmartSteps

Thank you and the JLKD for the donations of the beautiful Thanksgiving Baskets and all your hard work to make this project possible. I also would like to thank all the volunteers for their time and help, and for coming to celebrate the meaning of Thanksgiving Day with the children and their mothers here at SmartSteps.

Every SmartSteps participant was so happy and they really appreciated the baskets full of yummy goodies. Please would you let the volunteers know how much we appreciate all their help and support.
Again, thank you for helping SmartSteps continue their mission.