Since 2015, Open Arms of Minnesota has been rallying our neighbors to help us turn NOvember into YESvember! During this magical time of year, we are not only preparing and delivering medically tailored meals to our critically ill clients, but we’re also cooking Thanksgiving feasts, packaging delicious holiday treats, and working extra hard alongside our incredible volunteers to meet the increased number of meal requests throughout the holiday season.
HERE ARE FOUR WAYS YOU CAN HELP
By helping us turn NOvember into YESvember, you are saying “YES” to providing critically ill Minnesotans the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving with our delicious turkey dinner and “YES” to ensuring they continue receiving deliveries of medically tailored meals throughout the entire holiday season. Click here to donate.
2. START A TURKEY DRIVE FUNDRAISER
Start a Turkey Drive donation page and encourage your friends and family to donate. Receive prizes when you unlock badges, too! An $80 donation provides a Thanksgiving feast to a client and four loved ones. To learn more, visit our Turkey Drive site and start your fundraiser here.
While we can always volunteers to help prepare and package meals at our kitchen in South Minneapolis throughout November, we particularly need help during our two-week Thanksgiving Delivery Extravaganza, which runs from November 15 through Thanksgiving! Sign up for a volunteer shift here or click here if you haven’t volunteered with us before.
MAKE THE HOLIDAY SEASON BRIGHT
Money raised from YESvember goes directly towards preparing and delivering Thanksgiving meals for clients with life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, ALS, MS, ESRD, CHF, and COPD.