Poverello "Turkey Hunt" Provides Turkeys for People with HIV
Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and amid all the dinner planning and visiting relatives, we should remember to be thankful. And we should think about how we can help the less fortunate.
Every year the Poverello Center puts together a "Turkey Hunt" fundraiser that provides Thanksgiving diners with all the trimmings to families living with HIV/AIDS. These are the same families that the center helps support all year via funds raised through their thrift stores.
"We service somewhere between 2,000 and 3,000 families a month. These clients go through our normal intake," says Jim O'Hay, Fundraising Director for Poverello Center. "[The Turkey Hunt] program is not funded by any federal money. It comes from us and people like yourselves and local mom and pops."
"The most important thing that I get asked every year is 'Why can't I just buy a turkey?' but you know how expensive it can get once you start buying every thing for a dinner," says O'Hay. "But because of the amount of food that we buy, we are able to get a a good deal with all the fixings for a family."
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