NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - While the vast majority of us shared Thanksgiving Day with family and friends feasting around the table and reciting our thankful blessings -- for many, the world kept on turning and didn't break for the holiday.
The team of employees at NJ Sharing Network work around the clock, 365 days a week, to ensure organ donations and transplants happen no matter what.
As a nice gesture, a Sharing Network team member reached out to Prestige Diner in New Providence to order Thanksgiving dinners for his employees. Prestige Diner offered these meals free of charge.
"We always hear people say 'be the change you want to see in the world' so, this is simply what we did," said Jimmy Vardas, owner of Prestige Diner. "We can all accomplish more and create a virtuous cycle simply by helping. At the end of the day, there are no accidents -- the Sharing Network chose New Providence for a reason -- an existing giving-community reason."
"We are thankful to our dedicated staff and the community that supports us to ensure donation and transplantation happens no matter what," said Elisse Glennon, Chief Administrative Officer NJ Sharing Network. "Our friends at Prestige Diner & Restaurant provided Thanksgiving meals to our staff working this holiday to carry out our life-saving mission. We are so grateful for your gesture of kindness!"
Little acts of kindness can help in spreading some early holiday cheer. Everyone will be better off for it.