Volunteers of America launches turkey drive for Sacramento's needy

Hailey Allen Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Volunteers of America launches turkey drive for Sacramento’s needy
Buzz up!
By Bill Lindelof
Published: Monday, Nov. 2, 2009 - 7:23 am

Today marks the beginning of the Volunteers of America annual turkey drive, an all-out effort to get enough of the big birds for Sacramento’s needy.

Donations of fresh or frozen turkeys will be accepted from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Nov. 25 at the VOA’s central kitchen, 700 North 5th St., which is just north of Richards Boulevard. Turkey is the main course in holiday meals for VOA clients in the charity’s homeless shelters, transitional living program and affordable housing.

"A traditional turkey dinner for Thanksgiving and Christmas is a treat for our clients," said VOA central kitchen director Eric R. Nichols. "Maybe it reminds them of family or just a better time in their lives."

Monetary donations can also be made online at www.volunteersofamerica-sac.org or by mail at 1900 Point West Way, Suite 270, Sacramento, 95815.

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