Starbucks #ProjectGiveGood Recognizes Turpin Cares

Turpin Communication employees and “friendlies” were busy this holiday season (2017) supporting people in need through the Turpin Cares project. “We teamed up with Almost Home Chicago and the local Starbucks to provide gifts and pantry items to locals in need. Once everything was tallied up, the holiday project provided 40 individuals with gifts and a whopping 776 pantry items!” said Dale Ludwig, Turpin Communication’s founder and president.

Those contributions are in addition to the 40 Care Packages the organization sent to a local woman’s shelter in November.

Starbucks Project Give Good

To show their appreciation for this work, Turpin Cares was recognized by Starbucks as part of their Project Give Good campaign. Greg Owen-Boger, Turpin’s VP, is shown in the picture below accepting the award.

What’s Next for Turpin Cares?

Turpin’s leadership team met last week to discuss Turpin Cares’ future. “We’ve been doing great work, and the recipients are so appreciative, there’s no reason to change what we’ve been doing,” said Greg. “It’s a lot of work, though, so we’ve brought in an intern, Danielle Rogers (who happens to be the daughter of Olive, one of the Turpin Cares founders), to help keep everything organized and on track. It will be a great experience for her as she builds her resume.”

About Turpin Cares

Turpin Cares is a philanthropic project sponsored by Turpin Communication. On a quarterly basis, our employees and “friendlies” get together to assemble care packages for the homeless in Chicago. We distribute the bags through shelters and by handing them out one by one when we see someone in need.

Each care package is loaded into a reusable tote and contains:

  • Items to provide comfort, including hand-knit hats and scarves, socks, and gloves (in the winter months)
  • Packaged food
  • Items to help with hygiene and first aid

Interested in getting involved? Contact Turpin’s VP, Greg Owen-Boger.


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About the Author: Sarah Stocker

Sarah Stocker graduated from Bowling Green State University with a BA in Communication. After college, she worked as a stage manager for various theatres in Ohio. After moving to Chicago, she worked as a contractor for several Chicago companies, first stage managing corporate theatre productions and then as a project and logistics coordinator for customized training seminars. She came to Turpin in 2005 as a camera operator, then progressed to her Workshop Coordinator and Coach roles. In addition, Sarah supports the operations, sales, and marketing functions at Turpin, and she is instrumental in the management of eCoach, our blended learning platform.



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