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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Help New Haven families celebrate Thanksgiving

BlumShapiro, an accounting, tax and business consulting firm based in New England, will partner with Christian Community Action to provide Thanksgiving Day meals to more than 1,700 families and seniors in New Haven, according to a statement.
“The BlumShapiro Thanksgiving Food Basket Campaign for Christian Community Action is a community wide, hands-on program that will collect non-perishable food items and financial contributions, as well as provide volunteers to help bag all donated items for distribution to families and seniors right before Thanksgiving Day,” the statement said.
“We are very proud to partner with Christian Community Action to help bring a full traditional dinner to the Thanksgiving Day tables of more than 1,700 families and seniors in New Haven,” Tom DeVitto, Chief Marketing Officer at BlumShapiro, said in the statement. “We invite businesses, individuals, schools, church and civic groups and others to join BlumShapiro employees and our families in this community wide effort to help other families have a festive and fulfilling Thanksgiving Day.”
The Rev. Bonita Grubbs, Christian Community Action executive director, said, also in the statement, “We are excited to have a company as prestigious as BlumShapiro join us in supporting our Thanksgiving Food Basket initiative.”
“Such display of community spirit and commitment is impressive, and we hope it will inspire others who may not have been aware of this effort to pitch in with food drives, donations and volunteers,” she said.
The BlumShapiro Thanksgiving Food Basket Campaign for CCA will collect non-perishable food items and monetary contributions from through Nov. 12.
To help companies in collection efforts, BlumShapiro will provide collection boxes for donated non-perishable food items, the statement said. Financial contributions to CCA will go towards the purchase of turkeys, additional non-perishable food items and other necessities for a healthy and happy Thanksgiving Day meal. Any amount is appreciated. To donate online, visit www.ccahelping.org.
Volunteers also are needed for a “bagging weekend” on Nov. 17-18 to sort and bag all donated food, along with turkeys, in preparation for distribution to families and seniors on the next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving, the statement said. Both bagging days take place at Casa Community Center, 148 Sylvan Ave., New Haven, beginning at 10 a.m.
Joining BlumShapiro and CCA in their Thanksgiving food initiative is News 8 WTNH.
For more information about the BlumShapiro Thanksgiving Food Basket Campaign for CCA, call Al May at CCA at 203-777-7848, extension 19, or visit www.ccahelping.org.



Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.


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