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Local Realtor Brenda Stone writes in about their annual fundraiser in Alexandria:
“Last November, we provided and delivered Thanksgiving Dinner to 326 families in Alexandria who would not have been able to celebrate this special holiday, otherwise. Each family received a turkey, pumpkin pie, bag of potatoes, bag of dinner rolls, stuffing, green beans, corn, yams, cranberry sauce, etc. This year our goal is to provide dinner for 435 families.
We have been hosting this fundraiser since 2011 and ever year, we increase the number of families served in Alexandria. Ever year, our Keller Williams office, along with ALIVE, INC, organizes a hugely successful thanksgiving dinner donation event. As we delivered the meals to families in Alexandria, VA, we received hugs and many thank yous. The volunteers told us that a lot of families said that without us, they would not have been able to celebrate the holiday, at all. They did not have the money or resources to feed their families a basic Thanksgiving dinner.
We are reaching out to the community, our friends, family, neighbors and clients to get involved. We are collecting donations to purchase the turkeys, pies, rolls and other necessary items. Please contact me to pick up cash or checks or they can be dropped off at the front desk for Brenda Stone. They can also be mailed to our office at 2165 Jamieson Avenue. Checks are made payable to Keller Williams, Realty with “Thanksgiving donation” in the memo line. We are also collecting donations online at: https://www.youcaring.com/Thanksgivingdonations
By increasing our number of families served to 430, which is much larger than last year’s total, we are in need of many volunteers this year on November 25.
One group is needed from 10:00 am to 3 pm, in our Old Town office to put all of the dinners together and deliver the meals to local schools for families to pick up. The other group, at least 50-60 people, is needed from 5:30pm to 8pm to deliver the dinners to our designated families. We project that each car will deliver 5 meals and for safety reasons, each car will have a minimum of 2 people. We will meet back at our office for a party to celebrate the success of our event.
Please let me know if you or someone you know would like to volunteer on Tuesday, November 25th. I am available at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or call my cell phone at 703-615-4862.
Thank you for your support and contributions!”