Tuesday, December 4, 2012

12th Annual Turkey Drive Update

Jihad Shoshara, MD
Thanks to Dr. Shoshara for being the co-coordinator of the 12th Annual Muslim Turkey Drive this year.  A record 845 turkeys were donated and distributed to families in some of the neediest neighborhoods in Chicago.   That's over 9,000 pounds of turkey!  

Thanksgiving is truly a great American holiday.  A special thanks to all those who donated and those who volunteered in the handling and distribution of the turkeys.  A special thanks to Midamar Foods who blessed the drive with a donation of 60 turkeys!  We would also like to recognize the members of the Free and Accepted Masons Union #155  whose members formed a human chain to unload the turkeys. The Inner-city Muslim Action Network (IMAN), Sabeel Food Pantry, the staff at Emmett Till Academy and volunteers from the Southwest Organizing Project all worked together to organize, unload and distribute the turkeys.   Many supporters, including many PHA staff members donated to the cause.

Anyone listening to news about Chicago hears mainly about man's inhumanity to man.  Isn't it nice to hear about people helping people instead?  

Let's start a new tradition this year.....we encourage you to spread the joy and generosity of the season throughout the year.  This can be shown in so many ways.   Whether donating to a cause, lending a helping hand, providing comfort and assurance to those who are downtrodden or bringing a plate of cookies to someone down the street are just little ways we can make a difference.    Random acts of kindness generates good will and touches hearts.  

Spread the love......

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