Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
MBA helps feed 600 families at Turkey Drive
The Massachusetts Bar Association's contributions of both time
and money helped feed more than 600 families in need --
approximately 2,000 people -- in the Boston area this Thanksgiving
when we joined Boston philanthropists Jake and Sparky Kennedy,
founders of Christmas in the City (CITC), on their Annual Turkey
Nearly 40 MBA volunteers -- officers, members, staff and their
families -- pitched in between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.
23, at Kennedy Brothers Physical Therapy near Downtown Crossing,
providing turkeys and other Thanksgiving food staples.
"Christmas in the City is an all-volunteer organization that
helps thousands of families in need each year through its programs,
and we are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to lend a hand
during this year's Turkey Drive," said MBA President Douglas K.
Sheff. "Whether through pro bono legal assistance or community
service, volunteerism is built into our association's DNA. This was
natural fit for our attorney members."
CITC Co-founder Jake Kennedy said: "Sparky and I are very
pleased each time we're able to add new volunteers, because it
means we're able to increase our services to these courageous and
deserving families. We look forward to a great partnership with the
Thank you to everyone who volunteered to make the Turkey Drive
such a success!
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