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AmeriCorps Alum Los Angeles Helps Bring Thanksgiving to Thousands

December 4, 2013

Today’s guest post comes from Greg Ericksen, chapter president of AmeriCorp Alums Los Angeles.

L.A. Chapter members pack boxes for Big Sunday

L.A. Chapter members pack boxes for Big Sunday

Every holiday season there’s a swell of desire to help those in need, and this year was no different than the rest.  AmeriCorps Alums Los Angeles wanted to harness this passion and really help an organization fulfill their mission this holiday.  Throughout the month of November, the LA Chapter partnered with Big Sunday to help with a Thanksgiving Food Drive.   AmeriCorps Alums Los Angeles signed up to collect 750 cans of green beans to help fill Thanksgiving food bags, and the chapter came through in a BIG way!!!

With the help of alums, members, AmeriCorps projects, family, and friends, the AmeriCorps Alums LA Chapter successfully collected 1,012 cans of green beans and 106 pumpkin pies to contribute to Big Sunday’s 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Stuffing Event. We helped fill over 1,000 bags of food which was distributed to over two dozen non-profit agencies and their clients.   You can view all of our amazing donors and see the pictures from the actual service day HERE.

Ernad Prnjat, LA Board Member, shared “Big Sunday’s project was very inspiring and I am glad that AmeriCorps Alums LA was able to be part of it. It was amazing to see our friends and family come together and help us collect over a thousand cans of green beans, that went towards making Thanksgiving packages for those in need.”

As our chapter grows and evolves, we are truly becoming a reliable resource for the non-profit community here in Los Angeles.  We are excited to keep building our brand and reputation so we can continue to carry out the AmeriCorps mission of GETTING THINGS DONE!

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