Each September, RSWR board member Mary Eagleson and her husband celebrate the changing of the seasons by visiting a “pick-your-own” apple farm in upstate New York. The fruit is abundant and easy to pick, so they usually return home with many more apples than they could eat themselves.
In October, the squash crop in Mary’s garden ripens. Since squash are easy to grow, with a crop of 40 or 50 each year, she is always looking to share them. With the excess apples and squashes and a couple of other simple ingredients, Mary bakes pies.
The Sunday before Thanksgiving, Mary arrives at Scarsdale (NY) Monthly Meeting with a cooler of pies to sell for a suggested donation to Right Sharing. Each pie comes with a RSWR brochure and Mary has the opportunity to talk to members of her Meeting about Right Sharing’s work.
“Thanksgiving Pies for Right Sharing” has now become a tradition at Scarsdale Meeting, providing an annual opportunity for Mary to connect herself and her Meeting with the work of Right Sharing and the women we serve. She says, “It is a way for me to relate a little better to the women my fundraising supports, many of whom open stalls and make food for sale.” The money she raises helps another woman start a small business.
What are the occasions in your life for sharing your plenty to enable others to have greater opportunities? “Thanksgiving Pies for Right Sharing” is a wonderful example for all of us!