Our organization is continuing the campus-wide Thanksgiving Turkey Drive that has been run out of CCSJ in past years. By December 2nd, #GivingTuesday (Global day of giving back), we are hoping to raise $2000 for 125 turkeys. That’s 125 families’ Thanksgiving dinners. SGA will be delivering the turkeys to the families on November 22nd. See below to find out how you can donate and help out in providing our local community members with a happy Thanksgiving!
Ride the Thanksgiving Shuttle
Flying out of BWI this Thanksgiving Break? Let our shuttles take you there! A donation of $10 for the Turkey Drive is all it takes to get shuttled to the airport. Find out more and sign up here.
Want to help out by donating to the cause? You can do so by stopping by our office in the 3rd Floor Student Activities Office or you can donate online!
Visit the GEDCO Cares Donation Page and complete the following steps:
- Where it says: Designate your gift choose “Community Services Unrestricted Gift”
- Where it says: Who would you like to recognize? Type in “Turkey Drive”
Any donation helps us get to $2,000 and we greatly appreciate it!
Where’s the money going?
GEDCO (Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation) is a Baltimore-based nonprofit social service provider and a developer of subsidized housing. GEDCO’s CARES (Community and Religious Emergency Services) operates a food pantry and emergency assistance center out of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church on York Road in Govans. CARES serves families and individuals in crisis by connecting our clients with resources that enable movement towards self-sufficiency. These resources include food and emergency financial assistance services.
How Else Can You Help?
We’re accepting donations outside of just money. In order to give everyone a full Thanksgiving meal, we’re also taking donations of canned and packaged food items. Any donation of the following items to our office in the 3rd Floor Student Activities Office is much appreciated!
- Cans of French Fried Onions
- Cans of Cream of mushroom soup
- Boxes of stuffing
- Packets of gravy mix
- Mashed potato mix
- Cans chicken or turkey broth
Be on the lookout on our social media accounts (@LoyolaMDSGA) for pictures from our #UNSelfie movement. A reminder for why we serve and volunteer during this season of giving thanks and all year round.