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Turkey Project

45th Annual Alumni Turkey Project

Holidays bring loved ones together around the dinner table for plenty of food, laughter and moments of thanks.

You can help local Philadelphia families enjoy the time-honored tradition of gathering for a holiday meal when you donate to the Alumni Turkey Project.

Your gift of $25 provides a holiday meal for one local family.

Ways to Give:

  • Online
  • Checks made payable to Drexel University may be mailed to the address below. Please note "Alumni Turkey Project" on the memo line.

    Drexel University
    P.O. Box 8215
    Philadelphia, PA 19101-9684

  • Many employers match employees' charitable contributions. Check with your human resources office or visit to find out if your employer participates in such a program.

  • #GivingTuesday: The Alumni Turkey Project is one of three Drexel initiatives you can support this #GivingTuesday -- a global day of giving dedicated to supporting the local community. Mark your calendar for November 27, 2018!

Join alumni, faculty, staff, students and other members of the Dragon community to witness the firsthand impact of the Alumni Turkey Project and distribute holiday meals to our community partners on Thursday, Dec. 13. Learn more >>

What is the Alumni Turkey Project:
Now in its 45th year, Drexel’s longest-standing alumni tradition brings together graduates, faculty, staff, students and friends to provide holiday meals to local Philadelphia families. Last year, a record-breaking $43,654 from more than 800 donors was raised, giving turkeys to hundreds of local families. This year, our goal is to raise $45,000 and provide meals to 1,800 families. In addition to turkeys, we’ll be providing side dishes to complete the meals.

Who We Support

One hundred percent of the Alumni Turkey Project proceeds are used to support families within the University's West Philadelphia neighborhood, elderly individuals struggling with housing and hunger insecurity, those afflicted with HIV/AIDS, individuals who currently reside in temporary or transitional housing, victims of domestic violence, and those served by Drexel's Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships and 11th Street Family Health Services.