On Saturday morning, listeners to the 22nd annual Oldies Attic Turkey-thon on 1160/WCCS called in pledges, stopped by the studio and even drove up to the station with money in hand, donating a total of $47,130 and surpassing last year’s record-setting total of $34,267 for The United Way of Indiana County.
It is the third year in a row the Turkeython has broken its own record. The funds were matched with turkeys and food certificates from area grocers for distribution by The Salvation Army, ICCAP and Chevy Chase Community Center to needy families in time for Thanksgiving.
“Most of us in Indiana County enjoy hot meals on a daily basis, but many simply do not have that luxury,” show host Bill Otto said in a release.
“That is why I am so proud of the Oldies Attic listeners and those who generously share with their less fortunate neighbors here in Indiana County to make the holiday season a little brighter.”
Special monetary grants from Wyotech and Philadelphia Square Apartments management enabled volunteers to purchase hundreds more food certificates.
Each year, the Turkey-thon has been able to provide hundreds of families with grocery gift cards from participating local grocery stores.
United Way of Indiana County is a local nonprofit organization whose goals are to bring resources into the Indiana County community that will help to strengthen it, and to ensure that those resources are used in such a way that the greatest impact can be achieved.
PHOTO: Talking to Bill Otto Saturday during the Turkeython at 1160/WCCS from left, were Sara Kane, treasurer of K-Kids; Megan Brocious, president of K-Kids; and Kennedi Kunkle, vice president of K-Kids.