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Catholic Charities in need of turkeys
Published on Wed, Nov 7, 2012 (8:48 a.m.)(Las Vegas, NV) – Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada is seeking community help to provide turkeys and groceries to families in need for Thanksgiving.
One of Catholic Charities’ annual traditions is coordinating a one-day Thanksgiving basket giveaway, which provides a frozen turkey and nonperishable dinner fixings to clients of our Social Services Division and other families in need. It is the Valley’s largest turkey giveaway and has served more than 4,000 families in some years. In prior years, these Thanksgiving baskets have consisted of community donated food and food purchased by Catholic Charities. However, with rising costs of turkeys and other food commodities, Catholic Charities is limited in its ability to purchase as many food items as last year.
Individuals or organizations who would like to help by donating turkeys, canned or non perishable food, can contact 385-2662 or deliver donations to Catholic Charities, 1501 Las Vegas Blvd, North. Las Vegas NV 89101. Catholic Charities can receive Thanksgiving donations as early as November 7.
“It’s a chance for the Las Vegas community to give thanks for the many blessings we have received throughout the year and share those blessings with others.” Monsignor Patrick R. Leary, Chief Executive Officer.
Catholic Charities is one of the largest nonprofit social service providers in the state, offering the most comprehensive range of human services. Catholic Charities includes more than 20 diverse programs designed to help people, from infants to seniors, regardless of race, religion, or creed. For more information please visit http://www.catholiccharities.com/