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November 4, 2014 > LOV will share on Thanksgiving

LOV will share on Thanksgiving

Submitted By Shirley Sisk

Joining hands and hearts again this year, the League of Volunteers (LOV) is working with local Tri-City service organizations to insure a wonderful Thanksgiving complete with good food and fellowship. The feast and festivities on Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving Day), at the Newark Pavilion are for everyone including those who would spend the day alone or do not have the resources - money or shelter - to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal.

Those who choose to attend the Newark Pavilion festivities will enjoy an afternoon of good food, entertainment, and childrenÕs crafts. In addition, we will try to give a free bag of food to every guest, depending on donations received. In order to make it easier for those without transportation, personal pick up service is available in Fremont, Newark and Union City. Call LOV by Friday, November 21, and ask for Program/Development Director Sharon Slayton to schedule a ÒTurkey TaxiÓ ride.

For those who are homebound, meals can be delivered to Fremont, Newark, Union City, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo and Castro Valley. For homebound meals, call LOV at (510) 793-5683 and ask for Assistant Executive Director Harold Colon.

The freezers are empty and ready, and LOV is waiting for 300 turkeys and 80 hams. Last year, 4,116 meals were served either at the Newark Pavilion or to the homebound in the greater Tri-City area. Besides turkeys and hams, there is need for 500 pies of all kinds, 600 oval aluminum roasting pans, 250 loaves of sandwich bread and all the other ingredients to make it a memorable Thanksgiving holiday.

We are also in need of the following: canned chicken broth; canned string beans and whole corn; sliced pickles; black olives; cookies; take home meal containers; instant mashed potato mix; Stove Top stuffing mix; butter (both patties & cubes); Chinet divided dinner plates; dessert plates; grocery bags; large lunch bags; mayonnaise packets; sandwich bags; dinner rolls; coffee (regular & decaf); tablecloths; dinner napkins; sliced pie containers; baby food; bottled water; styrofoam coffee cups; paper towels; turkey roasting bags; charcoal; charcoal lighter; aluminum foil and Saran Wrap; garbage can liners; and paper towels.

All donations can be dropped off at our office located at Suite A/B, 8440 Central Ave in Newark from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

We also accept monetary donations to purchase what is not donated. Checks should be payable to LOV, marked Òfor Thanksgiving,Ó and mailed to 8440 Central Ave., Suite A/B, Newark, CA 94560. Your donation is tax deductible.

There are many opportunities to volunteer this holiday season. From November 24 to November 27, you can cook turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, or pies; deliver homebound meals; pick up donations; pack food bags; set tables and decorate; serve dinner; and clean up.

26th Annual Thanksgiving Festivities
Thursday, Nov 27
12:30 p.m. Ð 4 p.m.
Newark Pavilion
6430 Thornton Ave, Newark
(510) 793-5683

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