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Miracle on 1st Street Provides Hundreds of Turkeys to Pasadena Residents This Holiday Season

Marking a 5-year tradition of compassion, brightening spirits and making happy memories

Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 | 3:39 pm

In one of the busiest holiday weeks of the year, nonprofit Miracle on 1st Street helped make Thanksgiving happen for over 250 Pasadena families.

Miracle on 1st Street provided hundreds of turkeys for those in need, marking a five-year tradition of giving in Pasadena.

Much of the distribution took place at Tuesday’s John J. Kennedy Turkey Giveaway at Jackie Robinson Park, with over 150 turkeys being contributed by Miracle on 1st Street.

Earlier this week on Monday during a Pasadena Police Activities League event, Miracle on 1st Street provided turkeys that police officers and staff hand-delivered to residents throughout the city.

In addition, dozens of District 4 seniors and non-profits benefited from the nonprofit’s generosity.

Miracle on 1st Street is a holiday assistance program dedicated to helping families in need. The group’s efforts are year-round.

The Miracle on 1st Street has been delivering holiday assistance for 43 years in the County of Los Angeles, according to President Priscilla Henandez.

“The mission is to aid at-risk and in-need families during the holiday season by brightening spirits and creating memories. We believe that no household should go without a meal, especially during the holidays for financial reasons, we hope to serve as a resource for that,” she said.

“In the years following Covid, food cost prices keep rising,” said Hernandez, “we hope to provide a small offset during these tough times. The Miracle on 1st Street hopes to ensure that everyone has a wonderful holiday season regardless of their situation; that is what the holidays are about.”

For more information, including how to contribute to Miracle on 1st Street, log onto the organization’s website at

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