Thanksgiving for 100 families

I am raising money to provide Thanksgiving dinners to families of The new Mount Home Cavalry Baptist Church in the Englewood Neighborhood of Chicago.  I have personally worked with the pastor and head of the children's program for many years to  help provide a safe, nurturing, and educational environment where the children of the Englewood community can spend their summers. 

Many of the families in this neighborhood are food insecure and not able to afford a proper Thanksgiving dinner.  My goal is to raise enough funds to purchase 50 meals (turkey, stuffing, vegetables, mashed potatoes, etc), and rent a truck so that I can go down with my family and pass out the meals a couple days before Thanksgiving.

I am working directly with New Mount Hope Cavalry Baptist Church to organize this meal drive, as well as ensure that the food goes to those most in need.

Any amount is a huge help and greatly appreciated.  I will also be working to get a discount on groceries from my local store, as well as hopefully some donated turkeys.  If I am able to raise additional funds, we will use that money to feed more families.

Thank you so much,

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    • $100 
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    • $30 
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Michelle Kohanzo 
Barrington, IL
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