I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Kenwood Vineyards. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
This Thanksgiving is the first Thanksgiving that Manny and Priscilla will experience in America. In one of Manny’s recent classroom assignments they were asked to write about Thanksgiving. On his paper he wrote: “I don’t know Thanksgiving. I wish to know Thanksgiving. I hope I know what Thanksgiving is.”
His homework made me realize that I haven’t done a good enough job of discussing what Thanksgiving is beyond eating the turkey.
Has Thanksgiving become solely about the meal? It seems that our culture almost skips over Thanksgiving and goes right to Christmas. Many of us even put up our Christmas tree and decorations on Thanksgiving or the day after. We are in such a hurry for Christmas to get here before Thanksgiving has even passed!
This Thanksgiving I am hiding the iPads, turning off the TV and making it more of a point to focus on THANKFULNESS and FAMILY.
Our church donates all of the ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal to 40+ families in our community and our family is participating. I am making this a yearly tradition and involving my kids because we have so much to be thankful for and it’s important to instill giving back at a young age.
I don’t know about you, but my family likes to have a bottle of wine especially for special occasions. This Thanksgiving, the wine on our table will be from Kenwood Vineyards. As you know, I like to support companies that give back and this year Kenwood Vineyards will be donating $25,000 to WhyHunger in support of ending hunger in America.
WhyHunger is a recognized leader in the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.
You can give back with Kenwood Vineyards by donating a virtual holiday meal for WhyHunger. Donate today or set up a team to challenge your friends to give back!
Kenwood Vineyards is located in Sonoma Valley and is dedicated to producing premium wines, many of them from sustainably farmed grapes from Sonoma’s world class vineyards including Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Valley and Sonoma Mountain.
In addition to using natural soil amendments and pest controls, each lot from each vineyard is kept separate throughout the winemaking process to ensure that the wines showcase classic character, subtle complexity and superb balance.