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Lawyer Donates 1,000 Turkeys to Calif. Charity

Posted Nov 24, 2010 10:43 AM CDT
By Stephanie Francis Ward

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Matthew H. Haberkorn, a sole practitioner in Los Gatos, Calif., is no jive turkey. Earlier this week he donated 1,000 birds to Sacred Heart Community Service, a San Jose, Calif., nonprofit that focuses on helping people in poverty.

Haberkorn got the idea while he and his wife were shopping for their own Thanksgiving dinner, he told the Silicon Valley Mercury News. Searching online for a good cause Monday evening, he read that Sacred Heart at one point needed 4,000 turkeys for food boxes people take home. The next day, Haberkorn called a friend at Silicon Valley grocery store Diablo Foods, and placed his order. One thousand turkeys adds up to about 12,000 pounds, and a tractor trailer truck is required to make the delivery. The bill for the turkeys, according to the Mercury News, is $14,689.

The turkeys are scheduled to arrive at Sacred Heart Wednesday morning.

"I hope this inspires people to give, whether it's one turkey or 1,000," Haberkorn told the Mercury News. "There's plenty of people in the valley with the means to do this and more."

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