Local organization donates turkeys to Safe Harbor
November 26, 2013 | Malcolm Johnstone
West Chester PA -- The Thanksgiving Holiday will be a little nicer for those in need this year. Access Group, newly relocated to downtown West Chester at 10 North High Street, is providing the kind of meal not usually seen by those who are using the services of Safe Harbor of Chester County on Matlack Street.
"We have arranged to donate 40 turkeys to this wonderful organization," said Cynthia Cassity, Director of Corporate Meetings & Events at Access Group. "Our hope is that the people staying there will simply be able to have a meal that feels special."
Glenn Fricke, Chief Executive Officer of Safe Harbor, said that support from the community is essential to providing safe shelter, nourishing food, and encouragement for the homeless.
"Donations such as this, whether monetary or material, is greatly appreciated," he said.
Safe Harbor of Chester County is an independent, nonprofit organization providing food, shelter, friendship, counseling and recovery opportunities to help homeless men and women in Chester County.
But Safe Harbor’s mission reaches beyond just feeding the homeless and providing shelter. "We seek to understand each person’s background, define short term action plans designed to address their problems and needs, and then monitor their progress," he said.
Access Group is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of 192 state and nonprofit American Bar Association-accredited U.S. law schools. Founded in 1983, Access Group’s mission has centered on the promotion of broad access to higher education.