You can help provide Thanksgiving dinners for families in the Twin Cities living with life-threatening illnesses.

Turkey Drive Fundraisers

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Thanksgiving deliveriesThanksgiving is a very special day at Open Arms of Minnesota. For more than 30 years, this holiday has been an important chance to show people living with life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities that someone is thinking of them, particularly those who don't otherwise have a support network.

Because of your support, our clients choose a Thanksgiving meal option to share with their families:

1. Those who feel up to cooking receive a high-quality frozen turkey with all the fixings.
2. Those who are too sick to cook get a ready-to-enjoy turkey feast delivered on Thanksgiving Day.

We invite you to participate in the 12th annual Turkey Drive to sponsor these special holiday deliveries!

Help us raise $60,000 to support this Thanksgiving tradition in one of two ways:


Turkey badge with your name on it

Every $60 sponsors a Thanksgiving feast for an Open Arms client living with a life-threatening illness so they can enjoy a turkey dinner with their loved ones.

Donate now

For every turkey dinner you sponsor for a client, you'll get a special badge on the wall at Open Arms with your name on it!


You can make an even bigger impact for our clients this Thanksgiving by spreading the word about the Turkey Drive to your friends, family and coworkers!

Raising money for Thanksgiving dinners is fun and rewarding, as you're making a direct impact for our clients this holiday season. We'll provide you with a personalized turkey page for donations and plenty of tips and tools you can use to spread the word to your network.

Join as a fundraiser

By joining the Turkey Drive as a fundraiser, your goal is to raise at least $100 for two turkey dinners. But don't stop there! At every level you'll get a new reward:

- Raise $240 (4 turkey dinners): Receive a warm Open Arms winter scarf
- Raise $600 (10 turkey dinners): Receive a fun, insulated Open Arms coffee mug
- Raise $1200 (20 turkey dinners): Receive a stylish, warm Open Arms polar fleece

Turkey Trophy

By joining the Turkey Drive, you'll get a special paper turkey with your name on it on the Turkey Track hanging in our building, a record of the competition. As you fundraise, your little paper turkey will compete against all the other fundraisers for the ultimate grand prize: your very own Turkey Trophy to take home and your name inscribed on the permanent Turkey Trophy displayed at Open Arms.


If you'd like to get your friends, family or coworkers involved, we can set up mini-competition for your group so that you can compete against each other and have fun while raising money for a great cause. Email to learn more.


Every bit counts, and your fundraising helps provide more than just a piece of pumpkin pie. It gives some much-needed joy to clients like Patience:

"Your Thanksgiving meal plan is great! I think your programs are just wonderful, especially for me - I don't cook a lot and my wife passed this year and my children are all out of the country. For others in need it is the most wonderful program I have ever seen. Thank you, thank you, thank you -- you're the best." 

Thank you for your support of the Turkey Drive! Join the fun today by donating or join as a fundraiser>>
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