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Make sure all Lowcountry families have a turkey to carve this Thanksgiving
Almost 400 years ago, the Mayflower, carrying 102 passengers, crossed over from England to establish a village, Plymouth, in the New World. We all know the story: brutal winter, disease, half of the voyagers perishing in the reality of new environs. But we forget, almost every year, about the coming together (if for only a brief time) of the settlers and the Wampanoag, the Native Americans who taught the green English how to cultivate corn and catch fish and tap trees for honey. They feasted for three days that first Thanksgiving.
Help your neighbors take part in a feast of their own this year with One80 Place's annual Turkey & A $20 drive. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tues. Nov. 20 drive through One80 (35 Walnut St.) and drop off turkeys (fresh or frozen) plus monetary donations. The more you give, the more the nonprofit will get: this year, donors have committed to giving $20,000 if One80 Place can raise $30,000. Help them reach their goal of raising $50,000 and collecting 500 turkeys.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., local mascots and on-air personalities will be at One80 Place to hype up the drive. Can't make it? Donate online
and follow and share One80's social pages with information about the drive: Facebook
, and Instagram
. You can also create your own Facebook fundraiser page
; just select how much money you want to raise and when your drive ends.