Camden, Nov. 25--Delicious smells wafting through kitchens, families gathering around the TV watching the game, and hearts full of holiday cheer; it’s that time of year again—Turkey Day! This holiday season, The Michaels Organization marked its recent move to Camden by donating to to its newest Camden apartment communities, as well as to the Mayor’s annual Turkey Give-away event. In all, Michaels contributed over 800 turkeys to its neighbors in Camden
“Mayor Frank Moran constantly shows unending commitment to his citizens and we were eager for a chance to be a part of that,” said John J. O’Donnell, Michaels’ CEO. “Helping to bring a happy Thanksgiving to so many families is in keeping with the Michaels mission and we are honored to support Mayor Moran in this initiative.”
The Michaels Organization has long had a presence in Camden, bringing high-quality affordable housing to the citizens and revitalizing neighborhoods for almost two decades decades. In June of 2019, Michaels solidified its commitment to the city’s resurgence by moving its corporate home office to the Camden Waterfront and bringing some 200-plus jobs to the community. The Michaels Organization continually strives to lift the lives of its residents in ways beyond providing housing, and Michaels is committed to being a good citizen in its new corporate hometown.
Michaels recently finished the complete renovation and preservation of the affordable housing community, Cooper Plaza Historic Homes. As a welcome to the families, Michaels distributed 65 turkeys to Cooper Plaza residents.
Michaels has also been selected as the developer for Ablett’s Village and Maguire Gardens, both of which are set to be revitalized. Michaels will also manage these communities. In a gesture to these communities, Michaels contributed 450 turkeys to the resident associations there to be distributed at their Holiday events. Michaels donated an additional 250 turkeys to Mayor Moran’s annual turkey give-away. Residents of Camden will be able to pick up a complimentary turkey from the Mayor at two different community centers in Camden on Nov. 26. Interested residents can register for the event, and pick up their turkey at either the North Camden Center at 1000 N. 6th Street, or Malandra Hall, at 1200 S. Merrimac Road. Registration information is available here.
This is the second year that Michaels has donated turkeys to the citizens of Camden around the holiday season.