The Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University is one of the many ways that the Sheller family gives back to the community. Since the health center’s inception in 1996, it has been a community partner helping Drexel Alumni distribute holiday meals to those in need.
46th Annual Alumni Turkey Project
The University’s longest-running alumni tradition hosted by Drexel Alumni produces holiday meals for community residents. Drexel Alumni collaborated with the Drexel Fund to raise over $70,000 this year (a new record!) to provide 2,000 turkeys and 13,000 non-perishable food items (double the amount from last year) to more than 50 community partners, including Drexel’s community-facing organizations like the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. More than 100 volunteers worked on Dec. 12 to distribute those items and also wrote and decorated 500 cards for patients at St. Christopher’s.
“We find great value in connecting our alumni to civic engagement opportunities,” said Janeile Johnson, BS ’10, MS ’13, associate director of young alumni and student programs in the Office of Institutional Advancement. “We are grateful to provide meals to some of our local community partners who may be experiencing food insecurities and look forward to expanding this project to impact more communities.”