By: Chris Brunner
As Thanksgiving approaches, the City of Coral Springs is asking the community to donate items for their 29th Annual THANKSforGIVING event for families in need.
Since 1988, volunteers have made thousands of baskets for local families and collected over $100,00 and residents along with business owners needed to help give to this worthy cause as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches.
Non-perishable items needed include: canned yams, mashed or flaked potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, canned corn and green beans, canned fruit, and cookies. People may also give monetary contributions to the cause.
Drop off donations at: City Hall 9551 W. Sample Road; City Hall in the Mall 9239 W. Atlantic Blvd.; Coral Springs Gymnasium 2501 Coral Springs Drive; Aquatic Complex 12441 Royal Palm Blvd; or The Coral Springs Police Department 2801 Coral Springs Drive.
All donations must be delivered by Friday, November 3.
Donated items are placed in baskets, along with a gift certificate for a turkey, ham or main dish, and distributed through local religious institutions to pre-selected families.
For more information, call 954-346-1356 or 954-346-1355.
Chris has been a contributing writer at Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk since high school. He is a resident of Coral Springs and is currently attending college.