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Community Thanksgiving Breakfast

The 40th Annual Community Thanksgiving Breakfast will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Online registration is now open, no tickets will be sold at the door.

We invite everyone! Politicos, non-profits, school representatives, business leaders, community leaders, Rotarians, our Chamber members, etc. to all come together to share in a breakfast and enjoy a special speaker. Event starts at 7am and ends by 8:30am.

We are thrilled to welcome Donna Wright Sommerville, co-founder of Grateful Gatherings as our keynote speaker. Pastor Dan Senter from Our Savior’s Lutheran Church will provide the Invocation and Rev. Robin Wells from the Lafayette United Methodist Church will do the Benediction at the end of the breakfast.

About our Speaker

“Furnishing Homes with Hope”

Grateful Gatherings began in 2013 when Donna and her family saw a 10-year-old named Ayisha on the local news talking about being homeless during the holidays. Donna connected with the family and delivered Christmas dinner and presents. A few months later, Ayisha’s family was placed in a new apartment but had nothing to furnish their new home… nothing! Donna emailed 20 friends; within four days, Ayisha’s family had enough furniture and household items to set up their new home and new life.

Grateful Gatherings has turned into a vibrant, close-knit, and dedicated community of volunteers, donors, and corporate partners who help furnish homes of families transitioning out of homelessness or crisis, including single mothers, foster children, and military veterans.

When a family transitions from homelessness or crisis into a new home in the Bay Area, we help them furnish it. We believe that families can thrive when they have a safe and comfortable home.

For more information about Grateful Gatherings, visit