EAST ORANGE, NJ — ProudLiving Companies, a local real estate company with a mission of long-term neighborhood revitalization, will partner with five N.J. municipalities to distribute Thanksgiving turkeys to needy families. The company is working alongside mayors’ offices in East Orange, Newark, Irvington, Plainfield and Orange for events on Nov. 23 & 25.
ProudLiving will also be hosting a separate giveaway at one of its own properties — 60 S. Munn Ave., East Orange, on Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. — noon with TJ Caleca, president and founder of ProudLiving. ProudLiving has purchased the turkeys from the East Orange ShopRite, its third year doing so. The company has also received a substantial donation of food baskets from Corrado’s Market.
ProudLiving will have its employees help load turkeys onto trucks and distribute them across 11 locations, in a “marathon” outing strengthening community bonds. The company has historically donated Thanksgiving turkeys the Monday before the holiday. This year, it is expanding its efforts (more cities and affiliated organizations) to serve as many residents as possible — thanks in part to a growing donor base.