“The feeling of gratitude of these volunteers as the result of helping others is heartwarming," Bill Murdorf, Ph.D., Executive Director, Harrigan Foundation.
Delray Beach, Florida (PRWEB) November 06, 2012
Harrigan Foundation has launched its volunteering efforts to bring food to local families in need for Thanksgiving. Last year the Harrigan Foundation fed 475 families in Palm Beach County and is aiming to more than double its efforts by setting a new goal of feeding 1,000 local families. The Basket Brigade involves volunteers donating, gathering and delivering shopping bags filled with basic Thanksgiving dinner items such as:
- Aluminum baking pans
- Canned goods: cranberries, yams, green beans
- Packaged juices and drink mix products
- Instant mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing
And a gift card of $10 for the purchase of the Thanksgiving meat item of the family’s choice.
Packaging of food will begin the week of November 14th – 16th with delivery and pick up of food taking place on Saturday, November 17th, 2012.
“The feeling of gratitude of these volunteers as the result of helping others is heartwarming. The memories and humility they gain from giving back to others selflessly is insurmountable. The stories we’ve heard from the volunteers following delivery, when gathered back at the Harrigan Foundation, fill us with gratitude and remind us of how easy it is to give back to others who don’t have as much as we do," Bill Murdorf, Ph.D., Executive Director, Harrigan Foundation.
About Harrigan Foundation
The Harrigan Foundation, a public charity under 501 (c) 3, was founded by Peter Harrigan in honor of his late father to ensure that those in financial need receive the treatment for addiction and trauma. The Harrigan Foundations’ interests are in the spirit of giving to those persons in society who are less fortunate than others regardless of circumstances.
We offer treatment, education, and online support for persons affected by addiction and trauma. We offer holistic methods for achieving recovery from a variety of problems relating to drug use. We also offer training and education on a variety of topics including multi-cultural approaches to treatment, trauma resolution, and addiction recovery.
For information about Harrigan Foundation’s 4th Annual Basket Brigade please contact Karen Strenstream, the Basket Brigade Coordinator, at 561-921-6121 or karen (at) harriganfoundation (dot) com.