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Thanksgiving Giveaway

History and Purpose

In 2013, Greater Park Hill Community, Inc held our first official Thanksgiving Giveaway. Before that time, we informally supported families and for 27 years we ran a Christmas Basket giveaway that ended in 1992 due to a lack of volunteers. Our Thanksgiving Giveaway is an integral part of the services we offer at GPHC and this occasion provides our neighbors with opportunities to volunteer, donate, or receive food, according to their needs and capacity. It is our goal to ensure as many families in need as possible enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner provided by their neighbors and GPHC. In 2017, we distributed over 327 Thanksgiving boxes, which provided approximately 1,200 people with everything needed for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. That’s 300 turkeys, nine turkey breasts, 161 frozen pies, 200 fresh rolls, 515 pounds of fresh vegetables and about 4,735 cans, boxes, and packets. Collectively, 110 volunteers donated 276 hours in just two weeks. Over 65 individuals and organizations made donations to support our work.

We thank all donors and volunteers from prior years, and especially thank REALGiving for their continued support by providing frozen turkeys to our program.

To read more about the history of this giveaway, please check out this article.

2018: Another Successful Year

Thank you to the hundreds of neighbors who have donated to or volunteered with our Thanksgiving Giveaway, we have been able to serve all the families that have requested our assistance! Check back here for a summary of our event in early December. Thank you, neighbors and supporters! We are so lucky to have you on our team!

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Every dollar counts! Gifts of any size support our programs serving neighbors in Greater Park Hill. From our food pantry to our sustainability initiatives, we couldn't do it without you.