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

Gobble Gobble! Welcome to Lila's Turkey Drive Page

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As many of you know Open Arms of Minnesota is a non-profit very close to my heart....and not just because they've been providing my paychecks for 9+ years!

Open Arms of Minnesota in the only nonprofit in Minnesota that cooks and delivers free, nutritious (and delicious!) meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities. Open Arms doesn’t just provide nourishment for our clients, we also provide a nourishing community for our more than 5,000 amazing volunteers. This year alone our volunteers will deliver half a million delicious meals in over 110 zip codes to people living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), as well as their caregivers and dependents.

As many of us know, the holiday season can be a difficult time for many, especially for our client’s and their families living with the daily challenges that come when facing a life-threatening illness. Many find themselves unable to shop or cook — and, often, without the support network to help.

That’s where we come in! Each year Open Arms provides clients with an amazing turkey dinner with all the trimmings to share with their loved ones, but we need help to make this all happen. Please join me in sharing some comfort and hope this Thanksgiving, consider sponsoring a families’ Thanksgiving meal or making ANY SIZE donation to support the turkey drive. Thanks in advance for your generosity! xo

Gobble gobble,


p.s. want to see me dressed like a turkey? Check out the 2011 video below.



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Personal Overview

So far I've raised 95% of my goal
Personal Goal:$1,650.00
Money Raised:$1,580.00

Recent Donations

PTPatty and Rick Taylor
MMMolly McGovern
Thank you Lila, for working so hard for this great organization!

Event Overview

Open Arms Turkey Drive has raised 137% of their goal
Open Arms Turkey Drive Goal:$34,300.00
Money Raised:$47,063.97