9. Volunteer and Donate
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Thanksgiving is a day to be grateful and give back. There are many opportunities throughout New York City to volunteer your time or make a donation to help those less fortunate this holiday. One way to give back is to donate a turkey to the Thousand Turkey Challenge. Hosted by the West Side Campaign Against Hunger, the goal is to collect and distribute at least 1,000 frozen turkeys to low-income families. Last year the campaign was able to provide a turkey for 1,392 families! To get involved, you can bring a turkey to the West Side Campaign Against Hunger at the Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew, 263 West 86th Street on Tuesday, Nov 20th from 9am-8pm and Wednesday, November 21st from 9am-1pm.