Sooner Copier Machines donates Thanksgiving dinners

On Monday, the company donated 34 Thanksgiving dinners to each of Norman Public Schools' elementary schools to be given to needy families in the district.

Online PR News – 08-January-2011 – – NORMAN - It's not officially Thanksgiving, but Sooner Copy Machines, 600 W. Main St., already has a stack of thank you notes signed by Norman Public Schools.

"We just thought it would be good to give back to people who are less fortunate," said John Miller, owner of Sooner Copy Machines in Norman, adding that he's already received several e-mails from the schools saying thanks.

Two dinners were given per school, and the families were selected by each school's principal and counselor.

"Honestly, it was a godsend," said Celeste Scott, the district's director of Elementary Education. "It just means that many more families we were able to help during a time that's about helping others."

The dinners included a 15-pound turkey and dry goods of mashed potatoes, corn, green beans and gravy.

Later that afternoon, the company gave four turkeys to Food and Shelter for Friends, which provides food, housing and emergency services to people in crisis.

Miller said he anticipates the dinners will become a yearly tradition for the business and plans to include the district's middle and high schools next year.

"It was the least we could do," Miller said. "It made us feel warm and fuzzy inside."

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