October 15, 2020 | 8:00 am  –  November 13, 2020 | 5:00 pm

What is Operation Turkey? 

Since its creation in 2018, Operation Turkey has been a festive way for the community to come together to support our neighbors. The funds that are raised through Operation Turkey go to families so that they can have a Thanksgiving meal together. In 2019, we were able to provide over 200 family meals to local families!

Aaron and Tara Walker

This year, Walker Real Estate has generously pledged to match the first $2,000 of donations. Donate today to double your impact!

In true 2020 fashion, we will be doing Operation Turkey a bit different this year. Instead of using funds to purchase meal kits, we will be providing families with gift cards so that they can purchase their own holiday meals. 

 All funds will go to families at Dessie Evans, Firgrove, Karshner, Pope, Stewart, Sunrise, and Woodland Elementary. 

Thanksgiving Recipes: want to add a personal touch to your donations? submit your favorite Thanksgiving recipe to lauren@cispuyallup.org and they will be sent home with gift cards

If we receive an outpouring of support and the need is met, any excess funds will be transitioned to our Holiday Help fund for December. 

Partnership Opportunity

If you own a business or lead an organization and are interested in partnering with us in this drive, we have a couple of options. Please contact lauren@cispuyallup.org to confirm partnership.


  • Conduct a drive at your organization and purchase $25 and $50 gift cards to Walmart or Fred Meyer and deliver to Communities In Schools prior to November 13th.
  • Collect $25 and $50 gift cards at your organization and deliver to Communities In Schools prior to November 13th.
  • Conduct a drive at your organization and donate at our Operation Turkey website prior to November 13th and we will purchase gift cards.