Giving and receiving thanks

That most American holiday, Thanksgiving, is upon us. Lots of you are turning to Twitter to express gratitude for the things you feel most grateful for this year — and it turns out that besides being an easy way to give thanks, Twitter is a useful tool for discovering more ways to give back. Food banks and volunteer organizations are tweeting about how people can give back this Thanksgiving season. You’ll find lots of opportunities to support a wide range of community needs. As #Sandy victims are still very much in need, some of the Twitter examples here suggest ways to help make this season brighter for those affected by the storm:

No matter where you live, you can follow your local food bank on Twitter to help your neighbors. Here are a few Twitter accounts serving regional and local communities around the country.

Posted by Karen Wickre (@kvox)
Editorial Director