Turkey Raffle Give-Away a success – huge thank you to our AMAZING staff!

Our Children’s Program raffled off and handed out 20 turkeys for staff to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in style. In an email announcing the raffle, Director of Children’s Services Gerry Pouliot said, “We are incredibly thankful for everything this team has done this year…we are Latham Strong!”

Latham Centers staff have been more than just #LathamStrong, they have been #LathamResilient and #LathamCaring, truly representing the #LathamCommunity. Since the onset of COVID-19, throughout this challenging time, Directors and parents have been continually brainstorming innovative ways to say thank you, and the Turkey Give-Away was just one of many.

On the day of the give-away last Friday, Gerry and his team of Turkey Helpers offered hot chocolate, tasty treats handmade by parents, crafts, and the opportunity to win two Thanksgiving Day baskets filled with $100 Visa card, gift cards for Stop and Shop, and a variety of Thanksgiving favorites. While the day was fun and festive, it was also heartwarming, during this season of gratitude, to see staff coming together to say thank you to one another for all their hard work.

Upon finding out she had won a turkey, one staff member emailed to say, “I really appreciate Latham’s generosity. I am hosting Thanksgiving, and winning this turkey has made a big difference in my ability to do that, so thank you. ”

Huge thank you to all the Latham staff, to Meghan Foley for dressing as the most energetic Latham Turkey one could imagine, and to Stop & Shop Harwich for donating some beautiful birds.

Submitted by Katrina Kozak, Director of National Outreach

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