Good morning friends of Care and Share!

Care and Share, Springs Rescue Mission, and Catholic Charities of Central Colorado’s Marian House have joined forces to host a joint, region-wide community turkey drive for the 2015 holiday season. “The Turkey Team” goal is to raise turkeys collectively to meet the need of our Southern Colorado neighbors in need this holiday season.

“It is only through collaborative community efforts can we accomplish a goal of feeding our neighbors in need,” said Lynne Telford, our President and CEO. “By combining our efforts to meet the needs we hope to provide more turkeys, the Thanksgiving centerpiece, this holiday season.”

Below, you will find a list of all the ways you can help the Turkey Team:

Springs Rescue Mission on November 13th from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Drop off turkeys at Security Service Field, 4385 Tutt Blvd or Springs Rescue Mission, 5 West Las Vegas St. The first 100 donors at Security Service Field will receive a free Sky Sox T-shirt presented by Security Service Federal Credit Union. It’s T-Shirts for Turkeys!

“We at Springs Rescue Mission are excited to continue our partnership with Care and Share, Catholic Charities, media partners, Panera Bread, Sky Sox Baseball and Security Service Federal Credit Union to help families through the 10,000 turkey effort,” said Springs Rescue Mission President & CEO Larry Yonker. “Our wonderful and caring community consistently shows its generosity and we believe that they will again display their goodwill and enable this partnership to exceed its goal.”

“Security Service is proud to join forces with other local organizations to help collect turkeys for needy families in Southern Colorado. Our credit union is dedicated to giving back to the community and will be sending staff to help at the November 13 drive at Security Service Field, while also pledging the first 50 turkeys. Our support and role with the Turkey Team is just one way we can make the holidays brighter for families in need,” said Rick Weber, SVP Member Service, Security Service Federal Credit Union.

“The Sky Sox are proud to partner with this incredible group of Colorado Springs community partners in an effort to make a significant impact this holiday season,” said Sky Sox President and General Manager Tony Ensor. “We are truly thankful to be a part of this community and this effort to help those most in need. We hope that the citizens of Colorado Springs will come out in large numbers to support this worthy cause and drop off their contributions as Security Service Field.”

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado at the Marian House Soup Kitchen on Monday, November 16th for Stuff the Bird Turkey Drive.
 Bring your frozen turkey anytime between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., or during the week between 7 a.m. -3p.m. Monday-Saturday.

“It is a heartwarming testament to the generous spirit of our Southern Colorado community that we all come together to ensure that nobody goes without one of the most symbolic meals of the year, said Andy Barton, President and CEO, Catholic Charities of Central Colorado. “We love that our partners at Care and Share Food Bank and Springs Rescue Mission share the spirit of audacity in believing that together we can accomplish anything for the good of our neighbors.”

Panera Bread will host their annual A Gobble for All Turkey Drive from November 16th through November 22nd. Drop off your frozen turkey or donate $10 towards the purchase of a turkey at any Colorado Springs Panera Bread location and receive $3 off any turkey salad or sandwich.

“Panera Bread is once again proud to lend a helping hand this holiday season in a community that is filled with a need to help the hungry,” said Dacia Henshaw, Marketing Manager for Panera Bread in Colorado. “The Panera Bread Turkey Drive is our way of showing appreciation for what we have through giving back to our community.”

Sunny 106.3 and KKTV 11 News for Take a Turkey to Work Day on Friday, November 20th! 
Organize your office to collect turkeys and bring them to a participating Walmart location from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.:

  • 8th Street
  • Palmer Park/Powers
  • Razorback/Chapel Hills in Colorado Springs
  • Dillon Drive in Pueblo 

When ‘Take a Turkey to Work Day’ began twelve years ago, approximately 2,500 turkeys were needed to feed needy families over the holidays in Southern Colorado. This year, the requests have exceeded 10,000 turkeys, Sunny 106.3 hopes to help achieve this goal by partnering with KKTV 11 News.” Captain Dan, Morning Show Host, Sunny 106.3 says, “We are thankful for the efforts of city employees, businesses and churches who have organized their own turkey drives in support of ours.”

It definitely takes the efforts of our entire community to bring hope to families in need this holiday season. Thank you for reading and hope to see you at one of our turkey events!

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