25 turkeys donated to families in need on behalf of current Coastal Windows & Exteriors customers

BEVERLY, MA [November 16, 2016] Coastal Windows & Exteriors (CW&E), the North Shore’s leading roof, siding, doors and windows expert, is celebrating its busiest season yet by giving back to the community.  On Friday, November 18, CW&E owner Stephanie Vanderbilt will deliver 25 turkeys to The Open Door food pantry in Gloucester, helping to feed families in need. Each of the turkeys is being donated on behalf of a CW&E customer who purchased energy-efficient roofing, siding, windows and/or entry doors in November, and will be tagged with their name.

WHAT: Donation of 25 turkeys for North Shore families in need

WHEN: Friday, November 18 at 12 p.m.

WHERE: The Open Door, 28 Emerson Avenue, Gloucester, MA

WHO: Stephanie Vanderbilt, owner of Coastal Windows & Exteriors, Beverly, MA

CONTACT: Chris Kelly, 617/532-0574 or ckelly@fifthhousepr.com

Donating Turkeys to the Open Door Food Pantry in Gloucester

“We deeply appreciate the trust that so many North Shore homeowners have placed in us to protect and secure their most important investment, their homes,” says Vanderbilt. “In response to that trust, we’ve made it part of our mission to give back to the communities we serve in whatever way possible.  This Thanksgiving, we’re doing so on behalf of our current November customers, which makes the gesture even more fulfilling.”

Donating Turkeys to the Open Door Food Pantry

Julie LaFontaine, executive director at The Open Door says, “Our mission, to alleviate the impact of hunger in the community, doesn’t happen unless folks get behind it.  We very much appreciate Coastal Windows & Exteriors’ generous contribution.”  LaFontaine notes that the community can help further by joining The Open Door for Thanksgiving food drives at five local supermarkets on Saturday, Nov. 19 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Participating stores include Market Basket, Shaw’s, and Stop and Shop in Gloucester, Shaw’s in Ipswich, and Market Basket in Rowley.

Among the CW&E customers whose names will be affixed to a donated turkey is Gloucester resident Debra Zageski, whose current windows provide little to no protection from cold, wind, and noise. “I am so excited to begin the process of having my windows measured and installed, and then to enjoy the comfort and safety that they will provide to me and my family,” she says. “I also appreciate that Coastal Windows is involved in the local community and gives back in several ways throughout the year. I just heard that the company is donating turkeys to The Open Door for local families to enjoy during the holiday season. They are donating a turkey in my name! I truly appreciate a company that has a human face and connection.”

Bart Piscitello is another current customer, replacing fogged-up, leaking windows with new double-hung windows.  He recently emailed CW&E salesman Christian Rodolosi, who is also a volunteer at The Open Door, to express his appreciation: “Thank you for donating a turkey to people in need of one for Thanksgiving dinner. We’re also looking forward to being able to see clearly out of our new windows!”

Channel 5 News Coverage of this donation can be viewed here

Beverly Patch Coverage can be viewed here

About The Open Door

The mission of The Open Door is to alleviate the impact of hunger in our community, using practical strategies to connect people to good food, to advocate on behalf of those in need, and to engage others in the work of building food security.