Al’s Angels have been hard at work.
The Westport organization holds a series of fundraisers — Angels in July, 24 Hours of Hope, Monster Mash — to provide over 2000 families with holiday meals, and over 5,000 children with holiday toys and gifts.
Now the real work begins.
Assembling and delivering Thanksgiving meal bins doesn’t just happen. On Sat., Nov. 13, many hands are needed at the Gault Oil Company truck depot (12 Willard Rd., Norwalk, behind the new CVS on Route 1).
The day begins with a 6-9 a.m. shift. A thousand bins must be organized; each must be stickered with the Al’s Angels logo, and affixed with labels and holiday cards.
Bins must then be loaded — 1 item at a time. Many of the items are heavy; some are fragile.
From 9-11 a.m., the Angels are in full action mode. All of the bins will be loaded with great food. It’s a hectic, wonderful, serious, fun and empowering time. This is the time for helpers with great organizational skills, so that everything can fit and the lids closed properly.
The strongest volunteers are needed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bins — weighing over 70 pounds each — must be lifted and loaded into trucks.
Ready to help? Contact Al DiGuido, master Angel: ADiGuido@zetainteractive.com.
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