Back in December of 2013 I posted a story about then thirteen year old TJ Tracy and his mission to provide Thanksgiving dinners for the needy in Saratoga County in upstate New York. I promised I would continue to follow TJ and report on his progress.
His belief that kids can help kids has grown by leaps and bounds with, not only Thanksgiving dinners, but Christmas dinner, holiday gifts, Easter bags and more. Along the way, he’s garnered many supporters, including businesses and organizations that help him raise money to buy the items that go into the dinners – turkeys, potatoes, cranberry sauce and more. On December 17th a Shopping Fundraiser is planned by the Collamer Building businesses with proceeds going to TJ’s Turkeys.
Over the past six years, TJ’s Turkeys has raised over $30,000.00 to help feed hungry kids. His goal this year is $15,000.00 because the need has doubled.
Childhood hunger is at a all-time high – depending on what or where you get your information, there really is no doubt this is a major problem. People like TJ are doing something about this, not just talking about it. They are making a difference in the lives of children and families because they believe no one should go hungry.
Thank you TJ Tracy.