Here’s one way Gaiam gave back this holiday season: We donated 500 turkeys to the Denver Rescue Mission, helping to provide Thanksgiving meals to the poor and homeless in the Denver area.
“Gaiam has sent an important message to those we serve — that there are many who care,” says Lisette Williams, manager of community events and procurement for the Denver Rescue Mission.
This Thanksgiving, 9,923 turkeys were donated to the Denver Rescue Mission, well surpassing the organization’s goal of 6,000. The turkeys — as well as donated canned vegetables, canned fruit, stuffing mix, potatoes and canned pumpkin — were served to the poor at the Mission’s Great Thanksgiving Banquet on Wed., Nov. 25., and distributed in holiday food boxes.
“Their need for donations is up this year,” says Kate Weaver, who handles Gaiam donation requests. “We’re happy we got to help out such a great organization, and we hope to be able to do it again.”
With the support of donations from the community, the organization has been able to serve 100,000 more meals than last year.
To help out families in need this holiday season, you can donate canned food, coats and blankets to the Mission. Also, monetary donations will help provide more shelter and meals to Denver’s poor and homeless — just $1.92 will provide a complete Christmas meal for one person.
Read more about the organization and how you can help at the www.denverrescuemission.org.
Feature photo couresty of the Denver Rescue Mission. Young boy enjoys his Thanksgiving meal at the Mission’s Great Thanksgiving Banquet. Turkeys, potatoes, canned fruit and veggies, and other food donations were served at the banquet.