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Fri Nov 11, 2016 09:00 AM - Sun Nov 20, 2016 07:15 PM


6010 Cottage Grove RdMadison, WI 53718


Many families in Dane County cannot afford a Thanksgiving meal. For these families, holidays that should be fun and festive are reminders of the stress of providing food for their families. This food drive supports a number of community organizations that work to provide families with the food that they need.

Each Thanksgiving Basket the Goodman Community Center gives contains everything needed to cook a full Thanksgiving dinner - from turkey and sides to pumpkin pie (right down to the roasting pan and pie tin). But we can’t do it without a tremendous amount of community support - including volunteers! This year our goal is to help as many (if not more) families as last year. Here is how you can contribute:

Greet shoppers and encourage donations of turkeys for Thanksgiving Baskets. Shoppers can purchase turkeys in the store and drop them off with you! This is a great opportunity to help spread the word about the Thanksgiving Basket program and ensure we have enough turkeys for 3500 families! Each shift can accommodate 6 people.

Date and Times:

November 11th-13th: Shifts, of 2.15 hours, are available between 9:00am and 7:15pm.

November 18th-20th: Shifts, of 2.15 hours, are available between 9:00am and 7:15pm.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to stand for the entire shift. Volunteers must be outgoing and feel comfortable speaking with strangers and asking for donations.

AGE: This is a wonderful opportunity for youth to get involved and give back! Youth volunteers of any age are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Thank you for your help! If you have any questions, please contact our volunteer department.

Kate Katzban-Beren
Volunteer Manager


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