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Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada Hosts Annual Turkey Drive

 Nonprofit seeks community support in order to aid families during the holidays

 Las Vegas – Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada (CCSN) is hosting its 34th annual Turkey Drive and calls for major support from the Las Vegas community now until Nov. 26 in order to adequately serve thousands of families during the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving Day.

This year, Catholic Charities is accepting monetary donations in order to source frozen turkeys and nonperishable dinner fixings such as boxed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, and canned yams that will be distributed through its Hands of Hope Community Food Pantry.

Thanksgiving traditionally serves as a time for volunteerism, however, in the era of COVID-19, in-person volunteer opportunities currently remain on hold. As an alternative, CCSN has outlined ways community members can help those in need from home. More details can be found at https://www.catholiccharities.com/get-involved/help-from-home/.

“It’s been an adjustment this year for all of us, but even as this Thanksgiving differs greatly from the last, we remain fully committed to our mission,” said Deacon Tom Roberts, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. “We urge all Southern Nevadans to please consider opening up their hearts and contributing what they can to assist our neighbors in need this holiday season.”

In addition to providing thousands of families with an opportunity to host their own Thanksgiving holiday feast by taking advantage of the food offered at the food pantry, CCSN will also serve its 55th consecutive free Thanksgiving meal to roughly 1,000 homeless and vulnerable men, women and children as well as deliver 2,400 holiday meals to the homebound seniors through its Meals on Wheels program.

About Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
Since 1941, the mission of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada has been to serve those in need — the most vulnerable regardless of race, religion or creed.  This leading community resource offers help and hope with dignity as it strives to meet the diverse needs of men, women and children in Southern Nevada.  Through the generosity of foundations, grants, organizations and individual donors, Catholic Charities operates 16 programs providing support to more than 4,200 people daily and encompassing four core areas: Family Services, Food Services, Immigration and Refugee Services and Homeless and Housing Services.  Catholic Charities also operates the largest Meals on Wheels program and Emergency Shelter Services in Southern Nevada.  For additional information, please visit CatholicCharities.com.

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