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Drive-Thru Turkey Giveaway on Indy's East Side November 22
posted: Nov. 11, 2021

Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana and Mount Paran Church are partnering to host a drive-thru turkey giveaway event for Indianapolis's far eastside on November 22 from 12 - 3 p.m. The giveaway will take place in the Circle City Prep parking lot located at 4002 N. Franklin Road, where one free turkey will be given per car or family.
The goal of the event is to show love and kindness to residents in the far eastside community who may be experiencing a difficult time during the Thanksgiving holiday or fall season.
"Goodwill operates multiple stores and facilities on Indianapolis's eastside, and we are thankful to be a part of this community," said Eric Schlegel, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana. "Partnering with Mount Paran Church to give back to the community is a sheer joy, and we look forward to continuing to connect with businesses, families and individuals about ways we can positively impact the eastside."
Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana is one of the largest of the more than 160 Goodwills in North America, providing services to many thousands of individuals and families each year and serving 39 Hoosier counties. In addition to operating over 70 retail locations, Goodwill also has a mission division dedicated to improving and changing the lives of Hoosiers through education, health and employment opportunities.
"Mount Paran is grateful to have a strong presence in the community, and we want community members to know our commitment to being part of the solution in making lives better holistically," said TD Robinson, senior pastor & president of Mt. Paran Baptist Church. "We are excited to work with Goodwill in this unique way and meet with families across our community at this event on November 22."
Located at 4001 N Franklin Road, Mt. Paran Baptist Church has been in Indianapolis since 1906. They have been in their present location, serving the far eastside community, since March 31, 2013. In addition to relocating to Franklin Road, Mt. Paran has also played an active role in the construction of the Farrell Bell Senior Apartments and the commercial development project with Goodwill to bring 200+ jobs to this community. Mt. Paran has always been active in our Indianapolis community with the city-wide Mt. Paran Shoes-for-Children Program. In addition, the church has made a difference in the lives of residents in this community with the Mt. Paran
Square Apartments, a corporate sponsor of Habitat for Humanities, a founding member of the Lawrence Township Hunger Coalition and community partner with the Cupboard of Lawrence Food Pantry.
The drive-thru turkey giveaway event is open to the public. No identification or paperwork is needed to collect a free turkey. Those who are interested in attending should arrive early, as the turkeys will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please contact Mount Paran Church at 317-542-8200 or visit

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