TROY — The Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC), a nonprofit human service organization serving southeast Michigan, announced it will distribute 320 turkeys and holiday food items to those in need through its 2018 Turkey Giveaway Event on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
The organization has provided turkeys at Thanksgiving to meet the needs of those less fortunate in the tri-county area for more than three decades.
“Every year it is important to us that we make sure that those in need are able to have a special Thanksgiving,” said Dr. Haifa Fakhouri, president and CEO of the Arab American and Chaldean Council. “Thanks to the generosity of our partners, 320 individuals and families will be able to have a delicious meal for their table.”
In the past 15 years, the ACC estimates it has given away more than 2,000 turkeys thanks to contributions from businesses, organizations and individuals. This year, the donations were made by Ford Motor Company, DTE Energy Foundation, Superior Cadillac-Buick-GMC, Comerica Bank, Imperial Markets, D&B Grocers, Frito-Lay, AFPD and Great Lakes Baking.
The event will be held Nov. 20 at 9 a.m. at ACC’s Pantry Program Building, on Seven Mile Road in Detroit.
Founded in 1979, the ACC provides counseling, health care, social services, employment training, job placement, translation, interpretation and youth services to more than 70,000 clients in Metro Detroit. The ACC operates 40 outreach offices in the tri-county area, staffed with bilingual and trilingual professionals to serve the Arab American and Chaldean American populations and offer assistance to the Middle East refugee population.
For more information, visit www.myacc.org or call (248) 559-1990.