Project Turkey has had a significant impact on our agency. Jerry Carnevale, the man who created and implemented this great tradition over the past 27 years, retired from our agency. His tenure, vision and motivation around this event is ingrained in the culture of our agency and will continue each year. Therefore, NAFI is pleased to announce that this event has been renamed the Carnevale Project Turkey, to ensure that his vision of paying it forward will continue over time, in his name and in his honor.
Our programs, staff and clients came together and held fundraisers, collected food donations, and volunteered time to gather food in order to provide a hearty Thanksgiving meal to families that need a little extra help. Last year, NAFI was able to provide 90 meals to families across Rhode Island, some of which were clients involved in our community based and residential programs.
In the summer we begin in earnest soliciting donations and getting ready for this November event. If you would like to contribute click here for more information.