This is a press release submitted to the Las Vegas Sun. It has not been verified or edited by the Sun.
Annual Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway
Published on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 (10 a.m.)WHAT: Thousands of families and individuals will line up at Catholic Charities’ Social Services to receive Thanksgiving baskets free of charge. Baskets will include one frozen turkey, fixings and a pie.
Each November, Catholic Charities receives an outpour of generous donations of turkeys, canned and nonperishable foods by local businesses, parishes and individuals. While a share of these donations are set aside for the clients of the Social Services Emergency Food Pantry and for the Lied Dining Facility, all the turkeys and the larger portion of the donations will be given to families and individuals in need on this single day.
WHO: Individuals and families who received help through Catholic Charities’ Social Services division received a “turkey buck” voucher during the month of November to claim one Thanksgiving basket. Catholic Charities Social Services will be distributing baskets
from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHEN: Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHERE: 1511 Las Vegas Blvd. North (corner of Foremaster and Las Vegas Blvd)
WHY: Catholic Charities has carried on this tradition for more than 25 years and expects to
hand out 3,500 baskets to families in need.
Catholic Charities is one of the largest nonprofit social service providers in the state, offering the most comprehensive range of human services. Catholic Charities includes more than 20 diverse programs designed to help people, from infants to seniors, regardless of race, religion, or creed.