Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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Talking Turkey!

Stream staff set goal of 1600 birds in 2013 Challenge

Submitted for Mike Robinson by Joe Thornton, Stream Int./Voice file photos


or the second year, Stream Global Services in Chilliwack today is challenging other Chilliwack and Fraser Valley businesses to increase donations for families in need this holiday season. Stream first introduced the “Chilliwack Turkey Challenge” during the holiday season in 2012.


Through that program, the local Salvation Army was able to create hundreds of ‘Holiday Hampers’ to provide food baskets with all of the fixings for a traditional holiday meal for families in need. This year, Stream and the Salvation Army are asking area businesses to do even more with an even bigger Turkey Challenge for the business community. 


Stream has a long partnership with the Salvation Army in Chilliwack and has staged many fundraising events to collect donations, food, clothing and other items to make the holiday season brighter for local families. This year, Stream and the Salvation Army hope to do even more through the second annual Turkey Challenge by gathering enough money to purchase vouchers for more than 1,600 plump, juicy turkeys. The vouchers will be included in the Holiday Hampers that the Salvation Army is preparing.



As the offices at Stream looked during a tour in early September last year.


“Once again, we want to do everything we can to help local families enjoy the key ingredient for their holiday feast – a plump, juicy turkey,” said Mike Robinson, director of site operations for Stream in Chilliwack. “We’re starting the second annual Turkey Challenge even earlier this year because we want to see many local businesses join us in this quest. At Stream, we collected enough donations for just over 100 turkey vouchers last year. We hope to do even more this year – and we challenge other businesses to try to meet, or even beat our donations.”


“The generosity of people in Chilliwack and the Fraser Valley never lets us down,” said Ian Pratt, community ministries director for the Salvation Army in Chilliwack. “We have big goals to reach with our holiday hamper program, and we’re energized by Stream’s Chilliwack Turkey Challenge. The needs are very real, and too many of our local families need help. We hope every organization and business in the area joins in on this fun and important project.”


The Salvation Army will serve as the impartial judge to determine a winner for this year’s Turkey Challenge. The winning business will receive a yet-to-be revealed prize, which will be presented by Stream’s Mike Robinson. Robinson has pledged to deliver the Turkey Challenge award to the winning business while wearing a turkey costume. The date for the award will be announced at the end of 2013. 


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