Did you know Denver Rescue Mission needs FIFTEEN THOUSAND turkeys to help feed Thanksgiving dinner to people all over Colorado?
Yep, they partner with 100 other agencies including churches, schools and other non-profits to bring Thanksgiving to people in need. They also distribute more than 1,000 Thanksgiving food boxes and provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal to the homeless at the Lawrence Street Shelter and Fort Collins Rescue Mission.
So we're throwing a party next week to try and collect turkeys, which I'm super excited about. The prizes are going to be off the chain. Are you coming? Have you RSVP'd? We had ONE spot left yesterday, so if you want to come, send Sarah an email!
If you can't come to the party, don't worry, you can still help. Here's how:
1. Donate frozen turkeys: Drop off FROZEN turkeys 12 lbs. or larger at the Lawrence Street Shelter between 8am and 6pm daily, and you'll be entered to win a football signed by Champ Bailey.
2. Give a cash contribution: The average turkey costs between $15 and $20. Donate online!
3. Tell your people: Talk about it at work, at home, at school, tweet about it, facebook about it, shout it from the rooftop of your home as long as it's not unsafe to climb up there.
According to my sister, you can get a turkey for $.59/lb at King Soopers right now if you have a discount card. The ones I spotted at Safeway on Monday were slightly more expensive, but no more than what you would spend on 3-4 lattes, depending on how fancy you like your lattes.
So what are you waiting for? Go! Get a turkey! Make a donation! RSVP to the party! Now is the best time to do some good.