Mission possible

November 19, 2013

By Christina Corrales-Toy

‘Operation Thanksgiving Dinner’ benefits families in need

The staff at Life Directions Financial is assigning a mission out to the Issaquah community and, should you choose to accept it, families in need will receive a full Thanksgiving dinner.

The local financial-planning firm hosts its first ever “Operation Thanksgiving Dinner,” Nov. 22-23, benefitting the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.

“We’re just trying to make a difference, and find a way to give back to our community,” said Kristin Hillmann, a Life Directions Financial employee.

Community members are asked to donate a bag of groceries containing items the food bank identified as particular needs during the holiday season.

Cooking oil; 5-pound bags of sugar, flour and potatoes; canned corn; canned yams or sweet potatoes; canned fruit; and stuffing are specifically requested.

For each bag containing as many of those items as possible, and dropped off at the firm’s office over the two-day period, the company will donate a turkey to the food bank.

“Many people already donate, so we thought, why not come together and increase the impact of the donation,” Hillmann said.

Anyone who drops off groceries will automatically be entered into a drawing for a $250 Costco cash card. Refreshments, including cider and coffee, will also be available during the firms’ drop-off hours.

The firm will deliver the groceries and turkeys to the food bank in time for Thanksgiving.

“We hope that this event helps to bring the community together to support those in need this holiday season,” Hillmann said.


Get involved

Drop off bags filled with Thanksgiving dinner fixings to support ‘Operation Thanksgiving Dinner.’

  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 22
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 23
  • Life Directions Financial
  • 1375 N.W. Mall St., Suite 3
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