November 23rd 2010
"Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year! Family, friends, and food - lots and lots of food," shared Albert Vega, director of Camp Spirit.
Over the last few days, all five UrbanPromise AfterSchool Programs held their annual Thanksgiving celebration dinners. Hundreds of children, teens, parents and grandparents were served! Thank you to everyone who donated gifts, food and time to help make these dinners possible!
Link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE5fJYDKzKg
The evenings where full of great food, prizes and performances from the youth. Parents and families were entertained by kids who hosted a variety show including singing, a karate demonstration and a short play, "Where the Wild Things Are."
"Even with all that fun," says Albert, "my absolute favorite part of each evening was our turkey give-a-way. We had the opportunity to bless 45 families over the three nights with turkeys with boxes of food. Seeing the pure joy on their faces adds so much to all the great stuff already going on here at UrbanPromise."
A special thanks to Ashland Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Logan Memorial Church, the public schools in Haddonfield and Lockheed Martin Corporation who all helped to make these dinners possible.