Former resident gives thanks for Covenant House

Thanksgiving is a season of giving, but it’s also a time of helping and reaching out to others.

So this holiday,  I decided to spend the day with two, great New York City organizations -- Covenant House, a transitional home for homeless teens in need, and Municipal Credit Union.

Both are making sure Thanksgiving tables will be a little fuller for many families who are struggling to make ends meet.

I met Shatique Greene, 18, a former resident of Covenant House. Like many other homeless teens, he had no other place to go.

Today, he's thanking Covenant House for giving him the tools to start a new life at North Carolina University.

"When I got down here I felt like a part of the family," said Greene. "I am very thankful. I don't take nothing for granted."

Municipal Credit Union has stepped in to help residents like Greene at Covenant House with a large donation of turkeys.

Three-hundred turkeys will be going to the Convent House and 2,500 will distributed throughout New York City. The  NYPD, FDNY and NYC Sanitation have all lent a hand.

Thanksgiving is a day to be grateful for what you have and to think about giving back to others.  If you haven't given back, you can still volunteer any day and make it a day of service.