Tuesday kicked off the inaugural 103.5 KTU Turkey Trade at the Met Foods location in Middle Village, Queens, where midday radio personality, Wendy Wild was on hand to help with donations.
"The goal of this year's event is to collect gently used coats, jackets and blankets for donation to local charities in an effort to keep our fellow New Yorkers warm this winter season. It was incredible to see my Queens neighbors stopping by with their children excited to help fill up those bins."
In exchange for their donation, listeners are treated to a free Thanksgiving turkey, while supplies last. Each location, during this multi-day event will have 103 turkeys on-site.
"It was amazing to see the bursts of people who flooded the lot right after we went on the radio to promote. There were some people who were out just doing their regular grocery shopping and had no idea what we were doing, but they came back with a donation!"
It can certainly be said that the first night of the event was a success with 72 turkeys given away and 98 coats collected. 103.5 KTU's Turkey Trade will continue throughout the week making stops in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island.
Click HERE for the full schedule of events.
In addition, for every coat donated, Met Food and Met Fresh are donating $103.50 worth of food to City Harvest, New York City’s largest food rescue organization.
Help them reach their pledge of $40,000 worth of food by donating your coat during KTU’s Turkey Trade! Click here to learn more about City Harvest.
Thank you to our sponsors, Met Foods, Met Fresh and Fidelis Care.