News - 2010
CEC Turkey Donations Brighten Spirits for Newark's Homeless and Seniors
West Caldwell, NJ November 23 -
Community Education Centers, Inc. (CEC) donated 100 turkeys to a local Newark-based community organization that assists the homeless and a senior citizen facility on November 18. Arthur Townes, CEC Alumni Association Director, joined Earl Best, a community activist known as the Street Doctor, to distribute some of the turkeys to various groups across Newark that support the homeless, while the other turkeys were donated to the Georgia King Village Apartments, a senior citizens home.
"This Thanksgiving, we are happy to have partnered with you in providing turkeys to those in need. On the weekend of November 20, Mr. Arthur Townes rode with me throughout the city distributing turkeys," said Earl Best, The Street Doctor, and founder of Street Warriors, a group that helps ex-offenders.
The turkeys were distributed from Delaney Hall, CEC's 1200-bed residential reentry center in Newark, where Arthur Townes and volunteer alumni helped sort and load them onto the Street Doctor’s van. The Street Doctor is a well know community activist and has helped to feed hundreds of needy families already this year.
"I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to all of you for the very generous donation of turkeys which will be distributed to the residents of Georgia King Village. Your generous donation will lessen the load for some of our needy families residing on the property, ensuring they will most definitely have a nutritious and "full-filling" meal during the season of giving thanks for families and friends," said Jacquelyn Thomas, Social Services Coordinator at Georgia King Village Apartments.