October 24, 2012
WHERE: Temple University Ambler, Administration Building
WHEN: Monetary donations will be accepted from now through Monday, November 19
Frozen turkey donations: Monday, November 19, (by 10 a.m.)
During the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holiday season, sometimes it’s easy to forget that for many families this will be just another time of hardship, particularly in these difficult economic times. During this season, everyone deserves a little something for which to be thankful.
Ambler Campus students, faculty, and staff are asked to do what they can to help ensure a Happy Thanksgiving meal for families in our community by supporting a special Turkey Drive on campus. The drive, which will benefit the Mattie M. Dixon Community Cupboard in Ambler Borough, will take place from now through Monday, November 19.
Cash donations for the purchase of turkeys will be accepted from now through Monday, November 19 — monetary donations are preferred to frozen turkey donations. Donations of frozen turkeys may be made on Monday, November 19 by 10 a.m. (please note change in time), when the turkeys will be delivered.
Hunger is a silent but common problem in the Greater Philadelphia region. According to census data, more than 600,000 people suffer from poverty, putting them at risk for hunger.
Many people receive free turkeys when they are doing their holiday food shopping. Often they don’t use them and at this time of year there are many families in need who would appreciate having those turkeys as part of a holiday meal.
In nine years, the Ambler Campus community has helped hundreds of families enjoy a holiday meal that might have otherwise been unavailable to them. Your support is keenly felt and appreciated right in our surrounding communities.
Cash donations for the purchase of turkeys are gratefully accepted during this drive. If you are interested in making a cash donation, contact Turkey Drive coordinator Jim Duffy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or drop your donation off in the Administration Building. All donated turkeys (November 19 only) must be frozen.
Ambler’s student organizations are showing their generosity and continual support of community service by supporting the Turkey Drive for 2012.
In coordination with the campus Turkey Drive, the Student Government Association, with support from several campus organizations, will hold a pretzel sale from now through Thursday, November 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Mondays through Thursdays only), in the Learning Center Lobby. Proceeds from the pretzel sale will support the Turkey Drive.
Collected turkeys will be taken to the Community Cupboard, 150 N. Main St., Ambler, at 2 p.m., Monday, November 19 to be added to holiday baskets for families in need.
For more information or to volunteer to help with the Ambler Campus Turkey Drive, call 267-468-8108. For more information on the Mattie M. Dixon Community Cupboard, call 215-628-3002.
CONTACT: James Duffy, 267-468-8108, email@example.com release available by e-mail