November 16 – 23, 2021 – in 6 cities!

It’s our biggest event of the year!

Can you imagine Thanksgiving without a TURKEY and FIXINGS? Neither can we. This year, Bridgeport Rescue Mission is aiming to serve more than 7,000 families in 6 different cities in Connecticut — including Bridgeport, Norwalk, Stamford, New Haven, Ansonia, and Waterbury! Families and individuals who register for the project will be receiving a turkey and bags of fixings for their Thanksgiving dinners. The Mission is expanding like never before and we need YOU! Below are some ways you can get involved to help make this Thanksgiving the greatest one yet.

November 17 – 19 | Bridgeport – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater

November 18 | Bridgeport – Cathedral of Praise

November 20 | Waterbury – Ekklesia Global Worship Assembly

November 20 | Ansonia – Nolan Field

November 21 | New Haven – Science Park

November 22 | Norwalk

November 23 | Stamford

Form a Turkey Team

Get in on the giving! Families, co-workers, community groups, and congregations are all are encouraged to form teams to collect turkeys — frozen or virtual! Contact Elena if you are interested in starting a Turkey Team, or click the button below to donate turkeys through Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s Turkey Team!

  • Donate $20 for each “virtual turkey” you wish to provide OR purchase and deliver frozen turkeys to our Donation Center, 1069 Connecticut Avenue, Unit 2-B, Bridgeport, CT. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. (We are closed Sundays and Mondays.)
BRM’s Turkey Team

Collect Children’s Coats

Invite your friends, co-workers, and congregations to collect gently used winter coats – along with jackets, hats, gloves, and scarves – to ensure children and in our community stay warm all winter.

  • Put collection boxes in central locations.
  • Email your family, friends, and neighbors to ask them to donate winter wear in good condition.
  • Deliver your coats and winter wear to our Donation Center at 1069 Connecticut Avenue, Unit 2-B, Bridgeport, CT. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. (Closed Sundays and Mondays.)

Collect Food

Rally your business, congregation, or community group to donate the foods listed below. They’ll be made into “fixings bags” that are distributed during Great ThanksGiving Project.

  • We need 12 to 15-pound frozen turkeys; 12-15 oz. cans of green beans, corn, peas, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and gravy; and stuffing mix (bags/boxes, no croutons). No glass jars, please.
  • Deliver your food items to our Donation Center, 1069 Connecticut Avenue, Unit 2-B, Bridgeport, CT. Open Tue – Sat, 9 am to 5 pm. (We are closed Sundays and Mondays.)

Become a Sponsor

Your business or organization can partner with us to meet the extraordinary holiday need.

  • Form a corporate team and enjoy helping others while building company spirit
  • Underwrite the cost of the Great ThanksGiving Project
  • To learn more about the benefits of sponsorship, email Kim Fawcett or call 203-333-4087, x 113