According to Tasting Table, you can volunteer in Chinatown/Lower East Side by packing a winter-ready goody bag for the Bowery Mission this Thanksgiving. Here are more details: The longtime East Village mission celebrates its 135th all-day Thanksgiving extravaganza, where nearly 1,600 New Yorkers tuck into a turkey dinner and receive a new coat and a "blessing bag." This year, the mission is aiming to hand out 2,000 of these bags on Thanksgiving, and it's still accepting much-needed items, such as hats, gloves, healthy snacks and more (see the full list here). Simply drop off the items at the Mission before the big day. If you've got a big haul, make sure you call ahead of time to let them know. Now until 11/27; 227 Bowery; 212-674-3456
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