School board member plans to deliver 500 Thanksgiving turkeys

School board member plans to deliver 500 Thanksgiving turkeys
November 17 09:52 2018 Print This Article

Charleston County School Board member Kevin Hollinshead plans to deliver more than 500 Thanksgiving turkeys to needy families in North Charleston, West Ashley and peninsular Charleston this year. Working through his charity, the Bridgeport Foundation, Hollinshead has worked with area pastors to identify families in need. Bridgeport Foundation also has a scholarship program for Benedict College students who agree to serve as teachers or law enforcement officers in the Charleston area.

Former State Representative Chip Limehouse is hosting a fundraiser for Bridgeport Foundation Tuesday at 1 pm at Cumberland Smokehouse, 5 Cumberland Street downtown. A turkey dinner will be served, and participants are asked to make a charitable contribution. The Publix supermarket at Ashley Landing Shopping Center in West Ashley offered discounted turkeys to assist the Thanksgiving turkey distribution. Hollinshead said, “It feels great to give back to the community and spread good cheer to those who need it most.” Hollinshead and representatives from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office will deliver a complete Thanksgiving meal to the family of a special needs student at West Ashley High School on Monday.