November 30, 2009

Notices — Nov. 30, 2009

FSRP Holiday Programs — Through the Vernon Rice Memorial Butterball Turkey and Adopt-a-Family programs, Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs provides opportunities for members of the Johns Hopkins community to help local families in need during the holidays.

The Vernon Rice Memorial Butterball Turkey Program, named in honor of the late Johns Hopkins staff member who started the effort, provides Butterball Turkey gift certificates to pre-identified families through St. Anthony of Padua Church in West Baltimore. In 2008, thanks to the generosity of Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, 113 families received certificates for holiday meals.

To participate, send a check or money order in $15 increments, payable to JHU Butterball, to Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs, Johns Hopkins at Eastern, 1101 33rd St., Suite C100, Baltimore, MD 21218. Funds received by Nov. 13 will be given to families for Thanksgiving, and those received after Nov. 14 but before Dec. 15 (the final day for contributions) will be distributed for the December holidays. Go to for more information on the program.

The Adopt-a-Family/Adopt-an-Agency Program provides families and individuals with gifts, clothing and food that they might not otherwise be able to afford. Johns Hopkins faculty and staff adopt a pre-identified family or social service agency and collect gifts to match specific needs. These wish lists are available to faculty, staff or departments. To learn more about this program, or to complete an online registration form, go to

Contact FSRP at 443-997-6060 with questions about either program, or go to and click on the Community Service link to learn more.