For 2021, Goodwin University will return to a live event to participate in Connecticut Foodshare’s Turkey Drive, allowing individuals to support local families in need during the holiday season. A community effort is scheduled for Thursday, November 18, between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. The collection spot will be the back two rows of the main parking lot at 211 Riverside Drive (main Goodwin academic building) in East Hartford. Participants will be able to drive through and hand off their donations to the volunteers. The donation of a turkey and 30 dollars is encouraged, but gifts of all amounts are welcome and appreciated.
“We are delighted to invite the community back for a live event and proud to be partnering again with Connecticut Foodshare on the turkey drive,” said Maura Callahan, who is leading coordination efforts at the University. “It’s become a beloved tradition here. Our students and employees have been wonderful about volunteering hours to help with the drive.”
Goodwin has set its goals this year at 160 turkeys and $5,000 in monetary donations.
“We encourage everyone — inside and outside the Goodwin community — to participate in the drive on November 18,” Callahan said. “We’ll have helpful volunteers, music, and local radio personalities on hand. We hope our friends and neighbors will help join us.”
For online giving in behalf of “Goodwin University Gobblers,” visit https://p2p.onecause.com/ctfoodshare-turkeyandthirty/team/goodwin-university-2
Goodwin University 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 University was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.