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 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. Oftentimes, 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:
Make a pledge, you can call Indiana in the Morning with Todd Marino at 724-479-1160, 724-349-WCCS or 724-465-4700 on Friday, November 19th, between 7:00am and 10:00am.
Visit one of our collections sites listed below.
Start a virtual fundraising page. Want a safe, socially distanced way to help this year? Become an advocate and champion for our cause and help us raise more funds so that we can touch more lives in the community during this holiday season. Just click on the Register button to create your personalized fundraising page. It's quick and easy, just follow the signup process. Invite others to donate through social media or email. Be sure to tag the United Way and let us know that you are participating in #turkeython to help make your #communitystrong. You can monitor and track your fundraising goal progress and also upload offline cash/check donations. Get your totals in by November 19th so that we can recognize you for your donations and support live on the air with Todd Marino. Sign up today!
Your contribution is a way of not only feeding those who face food insecurity but also extending 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.