The Community Council of West Pasco will once again work together with its members, local assisted living facilities, nursing homes, rehab centers and volunteers to provide Thanksgiving dinner to more than 2,000 people in West Pasco.
This year, primarily due to the unemployment and troubled economy, there are hundreds of families that may go without a Thanksgiving meal. Also, based on figures coming in from local nonprofit organizations, the numbers of low-income families is staggering.
With that in mind and with the help of community sponsors, the Outreach Committee of the Community Service Council plan to deliver 2,000 Thanksgiving meals. Participating in this huge endeavor are Community Humanitarian Service (CHS) Center of Pasco who committed to preparing 1,000 of the meals and community volunteers will help package and deliver the meals to the homes of families in need by 12:30 p.m. Any interested families may also contact the CSC to sign up for home delivery on Thanksgiving from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Another great partner this year is 11 year old Ashley Barrett, from DaySpring Academy, who heard about the project and wanted to help. She has raised $820.00 to date for turkeys and is still raising funds through her current fundraiser with Stop n Play in Hudson. She is selling tickets to the fun center for $10 that includes 40 tokens, 100 redemption tickets, one indoor mini golf pass and two food items ($20.00 Value). Ashley shares, “for every two tickets she sells she can buy one turkey.”
So far the participating facilities are: Jennifer Gardens, Atria Windsor Woods, Atria Baypoint Village, Sunshine Christian Home, Emeritus La Casa Grande, Madison Point Health and Rehab.
There is still a need for sponsors and additional volunteers. For details or to offer assistance, call Victoria Barley, Community Outreach Chair, at 727-992-3388 .
The Community Service Council of West Pasco is a proud organization consisting of professional leaders and individuals building eternal friendships and providing networking opportunities for their businesses. The blend of diverse backgrounds and talents work toward the betterment of our community.