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Drexel Alumni to Donate 15000 Pounds of Holiday Turkeys to West and North Philadelphia Families

December 20, 2007

What: West and North Philadelphia and South Jersey families will get to enjoy holiday turkey dinners, thanks to Drexel University’s 39th annual General Alumni Association Turkey Drive.

Church and community groups will pull up to the sidewalk outside the University’s Paul Peck Alumni Center on Dec. 20 to load their trucks, cars and vans, choosing from 1,250 frozen birds.

Students, alumni, faculty and staff will lend a hand in loading the vehicles with the 15,000 pounds of turkeys. The holiday meals will benefit 30 West Philadelphia organizations and 300 families served by the 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University in North Philadelphia.

Drexel alumni have donated more than 22,000 turkeys to needy Philadelphians since 1969.

Visuals: • Stacks of boxes of turkeys waiting to be loaded onto nonprofit organizations’ trucks, cars and vans • Long lines of bundled-up Drexel students, alumni, faculty and staff — wearing elf hats and other holiday-season clothing to stave off the cold — helping to load

When: Thursday, Dec. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. RAIN OR SHINE

Where: Drexel’s Paul Peck Alumni Center, 32nd and Market streets

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News media contact: Brian Rossiter, Drexel News Bureau 215-895-2705, 267-228-5599 (cell) or brian.rossiter@drexel.edu

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