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Turkey Basket Drive

Turkey Basket Drive

Help reach our goal of 400 baskets

Event Details

Each Thanksgiving season, Friendly Center collects Turkey Baskets containing enough food for a family to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at home. Participating in the Turkey Drive is a wonderful way to ensure everyone in the community has the chance to fully experience this season of gratitude – and a delicious meal. Help us reach our goal of providing for 400 families during these challenging times.

ALL DROP-OFFS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Drop-off appointments are in 10 minute increments, 8:30AM-4:30PM, on Nov. 23, 2020.

Please click here to schedule your drop-off appointment.

Event Date

November 23, 2020

Drop-off Location

147 W Rose Ave, Orange 92867

Each Basket Should Contain

  • $25 grocery store gift card (to purchase turkey)
  • 1 box of stuffing
  • 1 can of cranberry sauce
  • 1 box of dry potatoes
  • 1 can of candied yams
  • 2 cans of green beans
  • 2 cans of corn
  • 1 jar of turkey gravy
  • 1 bag of rolls
  • 1 pumpkin pie (no frozen and keep separate)

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Please put all items into a box or basket.
Boxes are preferred. If using baskets, please wrap baskets in cellophane.
Please keep gift cards and pies separate.
Each box should have enough food to feed a family of five or more.

Questions?

Questions?

Please call us at (714) 771-5300 or email us at donations@friendlycenter.org.

FAQs

The Family Partner program requires a commitment of $2,000 to partner alongside one family for one year. This can be given all upfront or through contributions over the course of the year. An online donation page dedicated for your family will be created for you to share with coworkers or family so they can contribute to the total goal of $2,000.

You will receive the following:

  • A welcome package in the mail in about two weeks that includes a photo of your family with information and description about your family.
  • A link to a web page dedicated to your family that you can share with others to join you in giving. The page will contain a place to crowdfund and submit online donations with a thermometer to track progress towards your $2,000 goal. The page will also display the family’s photo, description, monthly updates, and a donor wall to see which of your friends, family, and co-workers have contributed. See Sample web page
  • The opportunity to send letters. Letter writing is a great way for you to encourage your family. They will feel supported knowing someone is out there cheering them on!

Yes! 100% of all the contributions are tax-deductible. Friendly Center is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit agency.

Years of experience have taught us that helping families become self-sufficient is the best way to secure the family and their children’s’ futures. Your contributions ensure a lasting presence in communities as long as we are needed. They also help us to secure large grants from institutional donors to multiply your contribution and reach many more children, families, and communities. Rather than financial support being given directly to a family, your contributions are combined with those of other caring sponsors and institutional donors to provide a steady stream of programs that provide all the elements the family needs for long-term solutions.

Years of experience have taught us that helping families become self-sufficient is the best way to secure the family and their children’s’ futures. Your contributions ensure a lasting presence in communities as long as we are needed. They also help us to secure large grants from institutional donors to multiply your contribution and reach many more children, families, and communities. Rather than financial support being given directly to a family, your contributions are combined with those of other caring sponsors and institutional donors to provide a steady stream of programs that provide all the elements the family needs for long-term solutions.

You can expect to receive something in the form of a card or letter from the family every 3 months. This will be sent to the main point of contact of the Family Partner.

The overall aim of the program is to build cohesive family units that will empower families to become self-sustaining through meaningful social investment.
To Provide:

  • Family Counseling
  • After-School Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Job Development
  • Food
  • Parenting Classes
  • Financial Literacy Classes
  • ESL Classes
  • School Supplies
  • Hygiene Items
  • Emotional Support

Specific Aim:

  • To improve family social skills.
  • To provide employment opportunities.
  • To provide food and other items to meet the family needs.
  • To provide case workers providing 1:1 support.
  • To work actively with parents encouraging them to take responsibility for the well-being of their children and family.
  • To educate the family on being self-sufficient.
  • To ensure a brighter future for the children.

Gifts to the family are already built into the program. As part of the program, families are provided with basic needs and essentials, to which your contributions are helping to provide. In addition, families will receive rewards for reaching milestones every 3 months. These rewards are attributed to you and offer encouragement to the family as well. The rewards range from movie tickets to baseball tickets, or even tickets to the zoo. They are meant to allow the family to spend time together in a positive environment, enjoying an activity they may not normally do. When the family receives their reward, they will send you a letter of thanks.

Yes, all donors are listed under the “Donor Wall” tab located on the crowdfunding page specific to your sponsored family.

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