- By Native News Online Staff
In front of Thanksgiving, Gun Lake Casino, located halfway between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, Michigan, held a turkey giveaway on Saturday, November 18. The giveaway included a pledge to donate one turkey for every turkey that was given away at the casino.
The West Michigan-based charity Kids’ Food Basket was the recipient of the matching donation. The organization opted to receive a monetary donation rather than Thanksgiving turkeys. On Tuesday, Gun Lake Casino presented Kids’ Food Basket with a check in the amount of $15,000.
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“We had a tremendous turnout at Gun Lake Casino that resulted in 1,500 Thanksgiving turkeys provided to our guests,” Carter Pavey, Gun Lake Casino’s vice president of marketing said. “We were equally thrilled to provide a $15,000 donation to West Michigan-based Kids’ Food Basket to help end childhood hunger in our communities.”
Kids’ Food Basket is a local non-profit organization that educates government officials and community leaders about childhood hunger, and the steps available for community leaders and organizations to contribute to collectively providing food to the underprivileged.
“We thank Gun Lake Casino for their investment in our collective community,” said Nick Glaser, Kid’s Food Basket director of philanthropy. “This generous gift fuels our work to help ensure West Michigan kids are nourished and ready to thrive this holiday season and beyond.”
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