Thanksgiving is when we typically reflect on what we are thankful for and how we can give back to others. As the effects of the pandemic continue, it is more important than ever to help where you can. There are many ways you can dedicate both your time and resources to individuals in need this holiday season, whether in-person, virtually, or by phone.
The United Way of Indiana County is a great place to start to help others during the holiday season. The United Way is celebrating 90 years of being active in the community with Bill Otto conducting his Oldies Attic Turkeython fundraiser to provide holiday meals and help meet other needs for people in Indiana County for over one-third of that time! Bill's passion for making a difference led to raising over $700,000 over the years, making this the largest annual fundraiser for the United Way.
After several decades as the "Oldies Attic" Turkeython, Bill has turned the event over to the United Way and it is now "The United Way" Turkeython in association with Renda Broadcasting. We hope to continue this tradition for many years to come.
While it will no longer be held on Bill Otto's Oldies Attic radio show, Turkeython will occur on the Friday before Thanksgiving - November 19th, 2021 on the Indiana in the Morning Show with Todd Marino from 7:00AM - 10:00AM.
Through this annual Turkeython event, the United Way will distribute of turkeys, funds for meals, food boxes/or certificates for food and other essential items to local organizations to enable individuals and families in need to celebrate the holidays. The holidays are when most families are trying to provide food, gifts, and a joyous time for their families and children. Often times, there is also the ongoing struggle with trying to provide for your family, and pay monthly bills. Donations such as yours are distributed to organizations like the Salvation Army of Indiana County, Homeless Veterans, Chevy Chase Community Center, Blairsville and Homer City Food Pantries and many others.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED THIS TURKEYTHON:
Your contribution is a way of not only feeding those who face food insecurity, but also to extend kindness and gratitude to the community and our neighbors. Won't you please help make it possible for this annual charitable tradition to continue? The United Way relies on generous donations from caring people like you to provide this important service to the residents of our community during the holiday season. Thank you for being an example of what it means to be #communitystrong.
Every donation made through the Turkeython will go towards purchasing turkeys, food, toiletries, clothing, and other essential items for veterans and families in need throughout Indiana County, as well as supporting our food relief programs. We also supply turkeys to local organizations so that they can provide a hot holiday meal for those in need. It is our goal that no one go through the holiday season feeling that they are unable to have a meal or their basic needs met. Your money stays here in our community to help our neighbors who need it the most.
The following organizations benefit from Turkeython:
Thank you for committing to improving the health, education, & financial stability of our Indiana neighbors and friends throughout these sometimes difficult times.
You can visit any of the following locations during the times listed to drop off your donation.
Friday, November 19th - 7:00AM to 11:00AM
Homer City Locations
Friday, November 19th - 7:00AM to 1:00PM
Marion Center Locations
The following locations are providing holiday meals:
Your donation may qualify you to receive a ticket for our campaign raffle. Contributors who donate at least $50 per year to the UWIC prior to the campaign close will receive a ticket for entry into the Tier 1 level raffle. All contributors who donate at least $208 per year, will receive a ticket for Grand Prize, Tier 1 and Tier 2 level raffles. Winners will be drawn on February 17, 2022. For a list of official rules and regulations, please visit www.uwindianacounty.org/campaignraffle.
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The generous contributions of our sponsors help strengthen our community and the people that live and work here. Their investment improves the lives of individuals and families in Indiana County. We thank you for your ongoing support. In addition to our campaign sponsors featured below, we would like to extend gratitude to the following...