Whole Foods Donates Turkeys to Newton Families in Need

Whole Foods Donates Turkeys to Needy Families

On Tuesday, November 25, 2014, Whole Foods Market Newtonville donated twelve turkeys and all the fixings for Thanksgiving to the Boys & Girls Club of Newton to give to families in need.  Jessica Cann, Marketing Team Leader & Community Liaison at Whole Foods Market Newtonville, along with fellow co-workers Eddy Boonchuilier and Larry of the Meat Department put together all the packages – each done with care and sincere thought.

Whole Foods Donates Turkeys to Newton Families in Need

Les Whitham, Club Program Director, greeted all the staff with open arms and was amazed to fill the Club van with all the items.  Relaying numerous stories of gratitude from the receiving families, Les too was overjoyed by this very generous gesture.  “It is such a great feeling to be able to tell some of our member families that they do not need to worry about what will be on the table for Thanksgiving.  In fact, one father was brought to tears when he was told he would be receiving such help – such generosity is truly touching.”


Diane Marangoly, Club Assistant Development Director further added, “In the city of Newton, many people are unaware that hardship still exists. Over 34% of Club members come from families who meet eligibility requirements for federal and state assistance.  The support of Whole Foods Market Newtonville during a time when pressures run high for those in need is truly meaningful and certainly most appreciated.”

Please consider making a meaningful contribution to your local Boys & Girls Club.


About The John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton

The John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides affordable programs for youth ages 6-18. The Club’s mission is to inspire and enable young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Activities are designed to help kids develop positive self-identity, educational and social competence, a sense of well-being, and a moral compass while addressing the different interests and needs of children, from elementary through high school. The Club works in conjunction with local schools to help members succeed academically, give back to their community, and choose healthy lifestyles. Caring adult guidance provides a safe environment, a sense of belonging, and engaging educational programs—after school, during school holidays and in a summer day camp.

Serving more than 125 young people daily, the Club offers over 140 age-appropriate activities in the arts, food preparation, athletics/fitness, education, computer competence, vocational guidance, leadership and life skills, and supervised social recreation, with special programs for young children, teens and girls only. The cost of membership is $125 per family per year, no matter how many children in the family; summer day camp costs $210 a week, per child.

John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton, 675 Watertown Street, Newton, MA.

Phone: 617-630-2066. Website: www.newtonbgc.com


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