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Five hundred turkeys needed for Christmas!

Original post made by Michael Levin, East Palo Alto, on Dec 21, 2006

The Ecumenical Hunger Program (EHP) needs your help to make sure hungry families in our area have a turkey to cook for their Christmas meal.

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Posted by Michael Levin
a resident of South of Midtown
on Dec 21, 2006 at 11:43 am

I'm actually a Palo Alto resident but operate a community website for East Palo Alto and have office space at EHP


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Posted by Another mother here
a resident of Gunn High School
on Dec 22, 2006 at 1:04 am

I was not referred to the Christmas Bureau program this year, due to an oversight on the managers of my apartment building who misunderstood that the program was only for families with young children...My low income of Social Security qualified me last year and that has not changed. I am disabled.
I was told that I was to be signed up before Thanksgiving and that it was too late for my family (of 3) to receive the small check that the volunteers write out and send two weeks before Christmas.

That little bit that the bureau diveys up between those of us who are having strenuous times really would have put a little light into my holiday. It's only three days away now and I tried leaving a message two days ago and again today on the bureau's home answering machine. They must have gotten it, but I have not received any phone reply. I see that they are still advertising for more donations, of which they stock pile up for the next year~ so I was told.

I have been in the hospital again this year with terminal illness and really have lost a lot of fight in keeping up with holidays. I feel this lack of oversight, not only on my managers part, but the shallow way I am treated is not the way I envisioned my fellow man.

I never really gave thoughts years ago of being on the receiving end of a program that was designed to help those who can hardly help themselves..... I only hope those of you reading this will never have to experience the hardships that a disability can bring.

I wish you all a happy holiday....


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