Carey staffers help deliver Thanksgiving dinner to city families

Image caption: Ready to serve: Carey Business School staff members Lili Hartounian, Sheronda Gordon, Luke Lavoie, Karen Hansberger, Shannon Lopez, Craig Medlyn, Emmanuel Opati, and Brenna Alexander

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A group of Carey Business School employees helped put on a Thanksgiving dinner for the families of local elementary school students this month as part of Fall Citizens Day.

The Nov. 17 event was held at Commodore John Rodgers Elementary School in East Baltimore and was hosted for the families of students participating in the Living Classrooms' "BUGS" after-school program.

BUGS, which stands for Baltimore Urban Gardening with Students, is a free program offered to children from underserved Baltimore City communities. Many of the students in the enrichment program reside in public housing and low-income neighborhoods with little access to green space or extracurricular activities.

The Carey volunteers helped set up the event and served the families and the students. Carey also donated 15 free Butterball turkey gift certificates to be distributed to the families of the BUGS students to help with their Thanksgiving meals.

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