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Kids cooking turkey dinner for area seniors

The Kidz Care Junior Civic Association of Forest Hills is planning a free turkey dinner for senior citizens in the area this Thanksgiving. The event will take place at the American Legion Hall, located on 107-15 Metropolitan Boulevard at noon on November 22.
Kidz Care is hosting the event for the first time this Thanksgiving.
“We have wanted to do this for a while,” said Kathryn Thome, Director of Marketing and Publicity at Kidz Care. “This year everything pulled together.”
Seniors living in Queens are being offered a sitdown meal while youth volunteers from Kidz Care and from the community serve them throughout the dinner. They are also providing free transportation to seniors if needed through Grand Ambulette, who is offering its van services to and from the American Legion Hall. Food for the dinner is being ordered through Boston Market and space is limited.
“Even if five seniors show up, we will be thrilled,” said Thome.
Kidz Care is hoping to attract 50 or more seniors to the event. They also hope that the event will grow throughout the years.
Joseph R. Nocerino founded Kidz Care in 2004, and it is a non-profit organization instituted to give youth the opportunities to volunteer in their community. The organization accepts memberships of youth ages 6-16 and currently lists 130 members.
In addition, the organization said it is currently accepting monetary donations to pay for the cost of food and individuals in the community can sponsor seniors to attend the event.

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