Ten years ago, Michael DeBiase, owner of the MAPP Team: Michael DeBiase & Associates Premium Properties Powered by Higgins Group Private Brokerage, and his father, Joseph DeBiase, a deacon at Holy Family in Fairfield, started a โ€œturkeyโ€ fundraiser with the goal to help a few families at Holy Family ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿฝ That year, they helped 20 families have a wonderful Thanksgiving ๐ŸFast forward 10 years, and the movement has grown to helping 8 local organizations and many individual families in the community. This year’s fundraiser raised a record $11,000! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ500 grocery store gift cards were purchased that helped over 2,000 people enjoy Thanksgiving ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐ŸคŽWe are incredibly grateful to be one of the beneficiaries of this incredible act of generosity ๐Ÿ™๐ŸฝThank you to the many donors and especially to Michael and his father, Joseph, for helping our neighbors in need this holiday season. Pictured here are Michael DeBiase and Operation Hopeโ€™s Volunteer Coordinator, Michelle Stearns.