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Carver Appeal for Thanksgiving Food Basket Support

For many in our community with stressed budgets and financial challenges, an ample Thanksgiving dinner just isn’t possible. Please help Carver provide 100 families with food baskets that include a turkey and all the trimmings. This annual Thanksgiving food basket program is conducted at the Carver Community Center at 7 Academy Street, Norwalk starting next Wednesday and ends on Wednesday, November 22. Thanksgiving reminds us, with food and friends, how blessed we are. For decades, Carver has provided food baskets for many hundreds of local families. Shopping for the food, filling the baskets and offering them to our neighbors allows us to share ourselves as well as our food. This annual offering truly puts community into the George Washington Carver Community Center.

How you can Help:

Make a monetary donation to Carver. Donations allow us to purchase exactly what is needed at discounted prices and provide each family with the same basket of food. Donate gift cards to local Supermarkets. We can use them to purchase needed items. You can also donate the following items and deliver them to the Carver Community Center: A turkey; Cans of vegetables; Macaroni and cheese; Cans cranberry sauce; Cans of soups; Boxes of stuffing; Boxes of mash potatoes; Gravy; Cornbread Mix; Cake mix w/ Icing; 1 lb bag of rice; Can of sweet potatoes.

About the Carver Foundation of Norwalk

Carver is the largest provider of after-school programs for middle and high school students in Norwalk. Carver’s college-prep Youth Development Program is conducted at the Carver Community Center, in Norwalk’s four middle and two comprehensive high schools, and in Side by Side Charter School. Carver summer learning programs include Summer Enrichment for 5- to 13-year-old students; Freshman Summer Success Academies for graduated 8th-grade students transitioning into 9th grade; and a summer learning experience for 5th-grade students transitioning into middle school. Since 2005, 100% of Carver students have graduated high school on time and almost all become first-generation college students. 

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