Sacred Heart University students realized the culmination of their months-long Turkey Drive fundraising efforts, achieving the goal of distributing 700 complete turkey dinners to local families in need. The students visited two Bridgeport parishes on Tuesday morning, Nov. 21.
Four hundred dinners were distributed at St. Charles Borromeo Parish Roman Catholic Church and 300 were given away at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church. Distribution was made possible through the collaborative efforts of Volunteer Programs & Service Learning, Student Government, CrossFit and members of the basketball, wrestling and lacrosse teams. SHU has been partnering in this way for the past seven years, since St. Charles’ Sister Ann Moles collaborated with Arlete Carmona, SHU’s office and program manager for Volunteer Programs.