The Mission of Gobbles
The book, "Gobbles Gives a Turkey" is about a hungry little dog named Gobbles who wakes up on Thanksgiving eager to eat all his favorite foods. Gobbles soon learns that the food that is being cooked is not for him-- it is for the residents of a local homeless shelter. Gobbles joins his family as they cook and serve Thanksgiving dinner and share love and kindness in all their actions that day. The book,"Gobbles Gives a Turkey" addresses homelessness gently, compassionately and respectfully--in a way that children will understand and sympathize with while raising awareness of the power we each hold to make a difference in the lives of others.*
Through Gobbles, the authors (the Fenkel family) share their real life experience of cooking for a homeless shelter every Thanksgiving. The Fenkels have also started an ongoing community service project they call “SERVE,” whereby they invite family, friends and community members with them to serve meals to residents of local homeless shelters. Their goal is to share the joy of serving with as many people as possible. They encourage all, "Gobbles Gives a Turkey” readers to start their own SERVE community service projects.
To learn how to start SERVE in your community, read on...
*A portion of the proceeds from the sale of, "Gobbles Gives a Turkey"will go to Project HOME. Project HOME is a Philadelphia non-profit organization empowering individuals to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness through affordable housing, employment, health care, and education. (www.projecthome.org)