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Annual Thanksgiving Community Coat Drive and Dinner at Sweetwaters
November 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
Our Thanksgiving Day gathering has become a cherished tradition for many volunteers and guests. We are proud to be celebrating our 29th year welcoming guests in for Thanksgiving dinner, great conversation and good laughs.
For the past three decades, we have opened our doors to anyone who would like to join us for dinner on Thanksgiving Day. We begin serving food at 10am. Many guests are in need financially, some are students who can’t get home for the holidays and others have recently lost family members and friends.
We typically gets over 100 volunteers throughout the day who serve, cook and clean. Many of them have been volunteering for years, and now do so with their kids and other family members. Many volunteers include those who have joined us in the past for dinner and remember how it feels to be in need and desire to give back.
Thanksgiving Day starts off with a coat give away. Those in need are invited to come to our restaurant to receive a donation. The success of this portion of the holiday event is due in large part from our support from the The Windjammer Restaurant.
How you can help…
• Please drop your clean, warm, gently worn winter coats off at the Windjammer restaurant or, on the same premises, the Best Western Hotel, 7 days a week 24 hours a day up to Monday, November 19th or Sequoia Salon in Burlington, VHB in the IDX Building in S Burlington (during normal business hours) and the Williston Central School during school hours. Coats can also be dropped off at Sweetwaters Restaurant from Monday, November 19th- Wednesday the 21st. Please try to avoid drops off during the middle of lunch and dinner. We are always in need of size x-large and will also take donations for hats, gloves, and socks.
• Food donations: Baked goods such as pies, cookies, and cakes are always welcome. Starting the Tuesday before Thanksgiving right up until Thanksgiving morning we’ll be accepting baked food donations. No need to call, just stop by Sweetwaters.