Local campaign helps prepare those in need for holiday season
Shalanna Taylor 7:09 AM EST Nov 24, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — An annual campaign is underway to help provide needy families and individuals with gifts, winter clothes and meals throughout the holiday season.
Tandee Ogburn came by the WLKY studio to tell us more about the Hope for the Holidays campaign.
The 18th Annual Turkey Shoot serves as a kickoff to Volunteers of America's Hope for the Holidays campaign, a community appeal for holiday gifts, winter accessories, and monetary contributions to support homeless families, adults in addiction recovery and their children, and individuals with developmental disabilities.
The Hope for the Holidays campaign provides gifts, coats, warm winter accessories, and a holiday meal.
If you would like to contribute, you can donate online.
Visit any Heine Brothers location in the Louisville area and drop off winter accessories such as gloves and scarves for all ages.
Or you can donate gift cards to budget-friendly stores and new items such as pajamas and games for all ages.
CAMPAIGN IS UNDERWAY TO HELP PROVIDE NEEDY FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS WITH GIFTS, WINTER CLOTHES, AND MEALS THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON. HERE TO TELL US MORE ABOUT THE HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS CAMPAIGN IS TANDEE OGBURN. ===
Q:TELL US ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN.
A:The 18th Annual Turkey Shoot serves as a kick off to Volunteers of America's Hope for the Holidays campaign, a community appeal for holiday gifts, winter accessories, and monetary contributions to support homeless families, adults in addiction recovery and their children, and individuals with developmental disabilities. The Hope for the Holidays campaign provides gifts, coats, warm winter accessories, and a holiday meal.
Q: TELL US ABOUT THE TURKEY SHOOT GOLF TOURNAMENT BEING HELD TODAY.
A: Volunteers of America of Kentucky will host its 18th Annual Turkey Shoot Golf Scramble on Sunday, November 23rd at the Quail Chase Golf Club located at 7000 Cooper Chapel Road. Golfers begin arriving at 9 a.m. With a shotgun at 10 a.m. About 200 golfers are registered for the event, and each contributes a 20-pound frozen turkey, five canned goods, and a modest entry fee to play. Organizers expect more than 4,000 pounds of turkey and 1,000 canned goods to be collected, as well as cash and gift card contributions. Food items collected will provide families and individuals served by Volunteers of America with a Thanksgiving dinner and other holiday meals.
Q:HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAY'S CAMPAIGN?
A:You can make a contribution by going to voaky.org, or call 636-0771 to request an envelope. You can also visit any Heine Brothers' Coffee location in the Louisville area to donate new winter accessories such as gloves, hats and scarves for all ages.
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA? THERE'S A LINK ON OUR WEBSITE AT W-L-K-Y-DOT-COM. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE--YOU CAN DONATE ONLINE--VISIT ANY HEINE BROTHERS LOCATION IN THE LOUISVILLE AREA AND DROP OFF WINTER ACCESSORIES SUCH AS GLOVES AND SCARVES FOR ALL AGES -- OR YOU CAN DONATE GIFT CARDS TO BUDGET-FRIENDLY STORES AND NEW ITEMS SUCH AS PAJAMAS AND GAMES FOR ALL AGES. YOU CAN FIND A LINK WITH ALL OF THIS INFORMATION ONLINE AT W-L-K-Y-DOT-COM. === IT'S A HISTORIC SMALL TOWN