Celebrate tradition and spread holiday cheer! Be a part of the Drexel University Alumni Association's 40th Annual Alumni Holiday Turkey Project!
For the past four decades, Drexel alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends have provided holiday turkeys to the families in need who live within the University's West Philadelphia neighborhood and to those served by Drexel's 11th Street Family Health Services Center in North Philadelphia.
Consider making a gift to support the Project, and join your fellow Dragons who, over the past 40 years, have shared the warmth of the holiday season with our neighbors in need. You can also volunteer to join us at the Paul Peck Alumni Center on December 20th to help distribute the turkeys and see first-hand the impact the Project has on the community.
It's a big and special year for the Alumni Association's longest running community service program, and we hope you'll join us in honoring this holiday tradition.
As of 12/4/13
Thank you to the first 40 alumni who donated $40 or more to the Alumni Holiday Turkey Project this year! We were overwhelmed by your support and your T-shirts are on their way!
#GivingTuesday™ is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support non-profit organizations. This year on #GivingTuesday™ (Tuesday, Dec. 3), the Alumni Association matched all donations made to the Alumni Holiday Turkey Project.
In one day, we were able to raise $3,330 for the Turkey Project!
For this special year, our goal is to raise $20,000 in support of the Turkey Project – providing more than 1,000 families who might not have one, with a turkey this holiday season. Donations in all amounts are graciously accepted, but in honor of the Turkey Project's 40th anniversary, alumni are encouraged to make a gift of $40 (or more), which would provide a turkey dinner to at least two local families. Your generous donation will help make this year's Turkey Project the best one yet!
You can make a donation when you register to volunteer, or you can find instructions on how you can make your donation online or by check below:
1) Make Your Donation Online:
Visit the Gifts Online website here!
2) Mail A Check
Checks made payable to Drexel University may be mailed to the address below. Please note "Alumni Turkey Project" on the memo line.
P.O. Box 8215
Philadelphia, PA 19101-9684
3) Make Your Donation When You Volunteer
Register to volunteer below!
Many employers match employees' and their spouses' charitable contributions. Check with your human resources office or for a list of participating employers visit matchinggifts.com/drexel/ to find out if your employer participates in such a program.
In 2012, more than 83 alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community volunteers distributed turkeys to 36 community organizations in Philadelphia. Through the generous support of the Drexel community, the project provided 1,000 holiday turkeys to local families.
This year, alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends are invited to take part in our special Turkey Project distribution event on Friday, December 20, 2013 where representatives from local community organizations will come to campus to pick up turkeys for their members.
40th Annual Alumni Holiday Turkey Project Distribution
Friday, December 20, 2013, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Paul Peck Alumni Center
32nd and Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Register to volunteer!
Refreshments will be provided.
Please dress warmly, as the distribution is held outside!
All volunteers are required to complete and submit a release form prior to beginning work. A link to the release will be provided in your confirmation e-mail when you register. Completed releases can be sent to the Office of Alumni Relations by fax to 215.895.2095 or e-mail to email@example.com.