Everything But the Bird

Everything But the Bird

“Everything But the Bird” is the name of the annual Thanksgiving outreach at A Simple House.  It all starts with handcrafted original pieces of artwork.

bags on floor
Our Featured DC artists were the interns of the Family Research Council.  Here they are with Chelsea showing some of their best work.


Each bag is loaded with everything you need for Thanksgiving dinner except the bird!  30 volunteers went door to door in the projects delivering these bags.  When appropriate, volunteers pray with families and invite them to Church.  This type of outreach helps us find the hidden poor who do not ask for help.  In addition, it is a nice way to reconnect with families that we have known over the years.  The volunteers are warmly welcomed by the neighborhood, and they are even invited inside homes!

This is the 9th year we have done the outreach.  This year 250 bags were hand delivered to families in Washington, DC and Kansas City, MO.