Goodwin College will once again participate in Foodshare’s “Turkey + 30” campaign, allowing individuals to support local families in need during the holiday season.
A collection is scheduled for Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 8 am to 12 pm, in the parking lot at 195 Riverside Drive in East Hartford. Volunteers will be on hand so that donors can conveniently drive through and drop off their contributions. The donation of a turkey and 30 dollars is encouraged, but gifts of all amounts are welcome and appreciated.
This year, BioSafe Systems of East Hartford joins the Foodshare/Goodwin drive. “We are so happy that BioSafe will be partnering with us on the Turkey + 30 drive,” said Katie O’Keefe, who is leading coordination efforts at the College. “They have generously offered to donate turkeys and will have a representative here handing out free 32 oz. spray bottles of their SaniDate RTU 32 oz., while supplies last, to each individual who donates a turkey. We are grateful for their generosity and commitment to helping feed our community this Thanksgiving.”
Goodwin’s goal is to collect 100 turkeys and $1,500 in monetary donations. Each gift, however big or small, makes a difference during the holiday season and afterwards. A gift of just $1 allows Foodshare to provide 2.5 meals.
“We encourage everyone to participate in the drive on November 15,” O’Keefe added. “We’re working hard to make the drop-off process convenient and fun, and we hope our friends and neighbors will help make holiday tables in our community a little bit brighter this year.”
To make a monetary donation online, please go to http://site.foodshare.org/goto/GoodwinGobblers.
Goodwin College is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin College was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.