Coastal Windows & Exteriors Carries on ‘Freedom From Want’ Tradition by Donating Thanksgiving Turkeys to The Open Door in Gloucester

Coastal Windows & Exteriors Turkey Donation


WHAT: Donation of 31 turkeys for North Shore families in need
WHEN: Monday, November 22 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: The Open Door, 28 Emerson Avenue, Gloucester, MA
WHO: Stephanie Vanderbilt, owner of Coastal Windows & Exteriors, Beverly, MA

Coastal Windows & Exteriors
Stephanie Vanderbilt, Owner
236 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915
Email: SVanderbilt@MyCoastalWindows.Com
Phone: 978-578-0090

BEVERLY, MA — Coastal Windows & Exteriors, one of the top exterior replacement contractors in the nation and New England, is carrying on their Freedom From Want tradition by donating one free turkey per sale to The Open Door in Gloucester, MA. The donation is inspired by Norman Rockwell’s ‘Freedom from Want’, supporting the company’s ongoing mission to give back to the community.

The mission of The Open Door is to alleviate the impact of hunger in our community. The Open Door uses 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.

The Four Freedoms were initially articulated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt with the Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear. Freedom from Want means to be in a situation where no one should have to worry about basic needs and comfort in life, ranging from a roof over your head to a hot Thanksgiving Day turkey on your table.

To fulfill their mission of community support, the donation event works like this: every homeowner who purchases energy-efficient replacement windows, roofing, entry doors, and vinyl siding will have a turkey donated to The Open Door. The turkey will be tagged with the customer’s name.

Open Door Turkey Donation

President and CEO, Julie LaFontaine of The Open Door says,

“Coastal Windows & Exteriors’ heart-warming, ‘Freedom from Want’ tradition helps The Open Door feed people at Thanksgiving by donating turkeys each year. The pandemic’s impact on the economy has left many households scrambling to make ends meet. Generous community partners like Coastal Windows & Exteriors help set the holiday table and make a difference for families in our community.”

Turkeys will be purchased from Henry’s Market who are also donating homemade sugar cookies in the shape of turkeys alongside Coastal Windows & Exteriors’ donation.

Henry's Turkey Pick Up

“Henry’s Market is excited for the opportunity to partner up with our good friends at Coastal Windows & Exteriors,” says Mike Halle, Operations Manager at Henry’s Market. “The challenges brought forth by the pandemic have caused a dramatic increase of food insecurity throughout the North Shore.  Stephanie and her team make it a priority to creatively find ways to give back to our community in need, and we’re proudly here to help lend support in that noble cause.” 

“We deeply appreciate the trust that so many homeowners have placed in us to protect and secure their most important investment, their homes, with our energy-efficient products,” 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, with a donation of 31 turkeys to The Open Door, totaling 629 pounds, so that these families can experience Freedom From Want and have no hunger this holiday; especially during this pandemic.”

Unloading The Turkeys

Along with ensuring that everyone has a turkey this Thanksgiving season, Coastal Windows & Exteriors offers products to help homes feel warm and comfortable during the Season of Shivers ahead. Farmers’ Almanac is predicting frigid temperatures with impending winter whopper snowstorms. Energy costs are also skyrocketing with National Grid announcing a 53% increase in heating rates starting November 1, 2021. 

Make the coldest season the coziest one by investing in energy-efficient replacement products, homeowners can enjoy a warm home throughout the cold winter season—which is something that no one should ever go without, along with a hot meal on the table this Thanksgiving. 



Coastal Windows & Exteriors is a top 50 home improvement company in the US-based in the Greater Boston Area.  Coastal Windows & Exteriors has been servicing homeowners in the Greater Boston Area for the past 10 years and continues to make many happy homeowners with three simple rules for running our business: Hire great people, choose the best products, and when there’s a problem, make it right! We consistently earn recognition for our level of service and elite contractor status with awards such as Window & Door Magazine’s Dealer of the Year which is only given to 8 companies in the entire USA.  We are also listed as Qualified Remodeler’s Top Customer Satisfaction Leader focusing on excellence in customer service and expertise generating perfect records of achieving satisfied customers year after year. Recognized as the only New England remodeling company to win Remodeling Magazine’s List of Top Remodelers reflecting a testament to our continued passion to educate and serve our communities. Our customer’s happiness and satisfaction are key! Coastal Windows & Exteriors has a strong passion for educating its community and this passion shows as we have donated over $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity. Coastal Windows & Exteriors truly enjoys educating homeowners and providing complete customer satisfaction from beginning to end.

Photo Credit:

Henrys Turkey Pick Up: Stephanie Vanderbilt, owner of Coastal Windows & Exteriors, Mike Halle, Operations Manager of Henry’s Market, Don Ouellette, General Manager of Henry’s Market

Unloading Turkeys/The Open Door Drop Off:  Stephanie Vanderbilt, owner of Coastal Windows & Exteriors, Mike Halle, Operations Manager of Henry’s Market, Gary Sprague, Food Acquisition and Distribution Manager The Open Door, Julie LaFontaine, President and CEO The Open Door

629 Pounds of Turkey:  Stephanie Vanderbilt, owner of Coastal Windows & Exteriors & Julie  LaFontaine, President and CEO The Open Door