Oak Lawn-based hockey club plans turkey drive
October 23, 2013 11:29AM
Updated: October 26, 2013 11:08AM
The Cobras Hockey Club will meet in Oak Lawn on Nov. 2 to collect turkeys (or cash that will be used to buy turkeys) to benefit Together We Cope, a Tinley Park-based nonprofit that assists families in crisis.
The turkey drive will take place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Stacked Restaurant, 5273 W. 95th St., according to a news release. The frozen turkeys will be distributed in November to families who receive food assistance from Together We Cope’s food pantry.
On average, 65 south suburban families per day, five days per week, receive groceries from the pantry, according to the release from Together We Cope.
“This gift of a holiday turkey will be greatly appreciated by families who might not be able to afford it this season because of a crisis in their lives such as unemployment or illness,” Together We Cope executive director Kathryn Straniero said. “To have their neighbors reach out and remember them this holiday is a very special gesture, and we are grateful to the Cobras Hockey Club for helping us to make this happen.”
The Cobras program serves students from Andrew, Tinley Park, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Shepard, Stagg, Richards and Evergreen Park high schools. They play their home games at the Oak Lawn Ice Arena.
For more information about the team, visit www.cobrashockey.org.