Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for what we have and a time to help those who do not have enough. The Town of Davie is hosting a Thanksgiving Food Drive in an effort to assist The Emergency Assistance Service Effort, (E.A.S.E.) Foundation provide Thanksgiving food baskets to Davie families.
The E.A.S.E. Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988 by the business community and residents of the Town of Davie. Its purpose is to aid those qualified residents, on a one time basis, that are in need of temporary emergency assistance. The objective is to help those in need to ease their way back into a self-sustaining, productive life and to prevent homelessness. E.A.S.E. also reaches out to the homeless with food, clothing, and hygiene supplies.
The 2012 E.A.S.E. Turkey Drive goal is to provide at least 30 Thanksgiving baskets to Davie families. The items that the E.A.S.E. Foundation would like to include in each basket are:
- A gift certificate for a turkey from a local supermarket
- Canned yams
- Gravy (jars)
- Canned vegetables
- Instant Potatoes
- Pie crusts and filling
The following Town locations will accept donations Monday, November 5 – Thursday, November 15, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., M –F:
- Davie Fire Rescue Administration Office, 6901 Orange Drive
- Any Davie Fire Rescue Station
- Pine Island Multipurpose Center, 3801 S. Pine Island Road
For more information regarding the drop-off locations, contact Anita Reid at 954-797-1102. If you have any questions about the EASE Turkey Drive, please contact Linda Owen at 954-797-1077 or visit E.A.S.E. Foundation on the web at www.easefoundation.org.
[SOURCE: Town of Davie Press Release]