12th Annual Al's Angels Thanksgiving Drive To Bring Holiday Meals To Thousands Of Children And Families Throughout Tri-State Area In Desperate Need
BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Al's Angels, a non-profit, charitable organization founded by Westport, CT resident and digital marketing and publishing industry pioneer Al DiGuido, will host its 12th annual Thanksgiving Meal Distribution on Saturday, November 12th, when it will provide thousands of families in the Tri-State area battling childhood cancer, rare blood diseases, and severe financial distress with bountiful meal bins.
A team of more than 500 Al's Angels volunteers will gather in shifts from 6 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, November 12th at the Gault Stone Building at 315 Seaview Avenue in Bridgeport, to assemble over 1,000 Thanksgiving bins.
Following the bin assembly, a team of select Al's Angels volunteers will load the contents into delivery trucks and personally deliver them to families in desperate need throughout the Tri-State area. Distribution points for this year's initiative include: Saint Barnabas Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian, Saint Vincent's Hospital, Mercy Learning Center, Tomorrow's Children's Fund, Clasp Homes, Malta House, Union Community Health as well as area churches.
Each bin is packed with an assortment of holiday food and a gift card from a local supermarket, totaling over $100 worth of goods in each bin. In total, there is over $100 worth of goods in each package. Food items have been purchased thru the Wakefern Shoprite organization, a longtime supporter of Al's Angels.
This event marks the first of several holiday outreach missions for Al's Angels this holiday season. Over the coming months, Al's Angels will reach those in need in New Jersey, Long Island, Harlem and Brooklyn, delivering holiday gifts and bringing joy to thousands of needy families throughout the Tri-State area.
Each year, more than 1,600 needy families in the Tri-State area receive Thanksgiving meals from Al's Angels, and the organization provides over 2,000 gifts to suffering children over the holiday season.
Through its work with several year-round initiatives such as this year's annual Thanksgiving Meal Distribution effort, as well the annual Holiday Toy Drive, "Angel-Ade" lemonade stand initiative, "24 Hours of Hope" exercise fundraiser, and many others, Al's Angels has earned a reputation as one of the Tri-State area's most impactful charity organizations geared toward providing financial and emotional support to children and families suffering from hardship due to life-threatening illnesses or poverty.
Al's Angels has also partnered with other organizations such as the Tomorrow's Children Fund, St. Barnabus Hospital of the Bronx, Union Community Health Center of the Bronx, CLASP Homes of Westport and Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, to provide children with much needed assistance. The organization has also built a loyal following of more than 800 Angels' volunteers that travel and lend hands-on support to Al's Angels events and charity drives throughout the year.
For more information, including instructions on how to become a volunteer of Al's Angels or to make a donation this holiday season, please visit www.AlsAngels.org.
ABOUT AL'S ANGELSAl's Angels was founded by Westport, CT resident Al DiGuido in 2004 as a non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to provide assistance to children and families suffering hardship due to life-threatening illnesses or poverty. Al's Angels not only distributes meals and gifts for needy families, but also sponsors fundraising events and activities for affiliated churches and social service groups, provides them with fundraising support and works to encourage greater public giving.
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