Two New Jersey communities were able to enjoy a hearty Thanksgiving dinner due to GEO Reentry Services this year. GEO Reentry donated 200 turkeys to low-income housing residents for a Thanksgiving meal. The turkeys were distributed in Newark and Trenton by volunteer New Jersey Alumni Services members and staff from residential reentry centers in Trenton and Kearny.
“We are honored to be a part of our community,” said Angela Geisinger, Senior Director, Education and Programs for GEO Care, Inc. “Our hearts are full of joy, and the alumni family is committed to sharing that joy.”
GEO Reentry purchased the turkeys as a gesture of community outreach at locations that included Lincoln Towers, a senior living center, and Kingsbury Housing. Both are low-income housing sites. The teams delivered the Thanksgiving main dish on Nov. 22 and Nov. 25, just in time for the holiday. They were greeted with expressions of gratitude for the food. All of the team members were grateful for the opportunity to help.
“As members of Alumni Services, we are proud to demonstrate acts of selfless service to those less fortunate on this holiday,” said Arthur Townes, Manager of New Jersey Alumni Services. “We received another chance from GEO Reentry Services, and we are grateful to pass along a message of hope to those who are less fortunate. I appreciated a great turnout from alumni and staff for volunteering to help those who couldn’t otherwise have a Thanksgiving meal.”