Monday, November 22, 2010

Blog # 65 The Spirit of Thanksgiving: Donate a Turkey to Ritter Center

What is the Ritter Center?

The Ritter Center was established in 1980 to respond to the needs of Marin County’s low-income residents. All agency programs focus on providing highly professional services with respect and compassion. The agency employs a comprehensive case management model to assess each client’s immediate and long-term needs. A case plan is then developed to help stabilize clients and lead them back towards self-sufficiency. Ritter Center’s main outcomes are transitioning people into housing, employment, and health, mental health and substance abuse treatment as well as improving people’s day to day living conditions.

Donate a Turkey to a needy family for Thanksgiving

The Ritter Center holds an annual “Thanksgiving Turkey Drive”. This year is particularly difficult with the economy and number of jobless and homeless families. Currently there are 191 families down on their luck hoping for a Thanksgiving Turkey, but The Ritter Center has only received 22 turkeys to fill the need so far. Turkeys normally run $8.00 - $10.00 each depending upon the size of the bird at Safeway.

Your gift of a turkey or gift cards from grocery stores and department stores will help make this program a success. Please bring your donations to Ritter Center between November 11 and November 22, 2010; Ritter Center is
open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm to accept these donations at:

16 Ritter St, PO Box 3517, San Rafael 94912 - 415.457.8182

Many thanks for all your support!

The Ritter Center has done some great work for the needy here in Marin County for many years, providing food, clothing and shelter for literally thousands of people. I think our holiday meal may taste just a little bit better knowing we were generous and compassionate with our less fortunate families here in Marin.