MBA helps feed 600 families at Turkey Drive

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013


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 Drive.

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 MBA."

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to make the Turkey Drive such a success!