The Fountain Avenue Community Development Corporation is a not-for-profit organization that was incorporated in the State of New York in 1998. Its mission is to provide a variety of social services to underserved children and families in New York City, especially those in East New York, Brooklyn, NY where our office is located.
Due to the corona virus pandemic, many families in the community of East New York find themselves unemployed or underemployed, struggling to provide for their families. The pandemic issues will make it difficult for families to celebrate the Thanksgiving Day holiday in the traditional way.
For over sixteen years, the Fountain Avenue Community Development Corporation has been giving out Thanksgiving, “Love Baskets” to families in need from the community-at-large to aid them with enjoying the festivities and togetherness of the holiday.
Turkeys and Chickens along with other traditional foods of the season are distributed free of charge. Annually, we have distributed between 65 and 112 baskets to keep the celebration going. This year due to the global pandemic, many more families have been impacted in ways that they will not be able to afford to celebrate in the usual way.
For 2020, our goal is to assist a minimum of 125 families to ensure they have a much needed heartfelt Thanksgiving Celebration. All support is needed for this endeavor.