Greg Owen-Boger - Dec 29, 2017

Starbucks #ProjectGiveGood Recognizes Turpin Cares for Helping People in Need

Turpin Communication employees and “friendlies” were busy this holiday season supporting people in need through the Turpin Cares project. “We teamed up with Almost Home Chicago and the local Starbucks to provide gifts and pantry items to locals in need. Once everything was tallied up, the holiday project provided 40 individuals with gifts and a whopping 776 pantry items!” said Dale Ludwig, Turpin Communication’s founder and president.

Those contributions are in addition to the 40 Care Packages the organization sent to a local woman’s shelter in November.

Starbucks Project Give Good

To show their appreciation for this work, Turpin Cares was recognized by Starbucks as part of their Project Give Good campaign. Greg Owen-Boger, Turpin’s VP, is shown in the picture below accepting the award.

Turpin Cares partnered with Almost Home Chicago and Starbucks for holiday gifts for people in need

What’s Next for Turpin Cares?

Turpin’s leadership team met last week to discuss Turpin Cares’ future. “We’ve been doing great work, and the recipients are so appreciative, there’s no reason to change what we’ve been doing,” said Greg. “It’s a lot of work though, so we've brought in an intern, Danielle Rogers (who happens to be the daughter of Olive, one of the Turpin Cares founders), to help keep everything organized and on track. It will be great experience for her as she builds her resume.”

About Turpin Cares

Turpin Cares is a philanthropic project sponsored by Turpin Communication. On a quarterly basis our employees and “friendlies” get together to assemble care packages for the homeless in Chicago. We distribute the bags through shelters and by handing them out one-by-one when we see someone in need.

Each care package is loaded into a reusable tote and contains:

  • Items to provide comfort, including hand-knit hats and scarves, socks, and gloves (in the winter months)
  • Packaged food
  • Items to help with hygiene and first aid

Interested in getting involved? Contact Turpin’s VP, Greg Owen-Boger.

Written by Greg Owen-Boger

Greg Owen-Boger has been with Turpin Communication since 1995, first as a cameraman, then instructor, account manager, and now vice president. Schooled in management and the performing arts, Greg brings a diverse set of skills and experiences to the organization. Greg is one of Turpin’s facilitators and coaches. When he’s not with clients, he manages the day-to-day operations of the company. Greg is an active member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and was the 2015 President of ATD, Chicagoland Chapter. He is a popular speaker, frequent blogger, and the co-author of the book The Orderly Conversation: Business Presentations Redefined. His latest book, also co-authored by Dale Ludwig, launched in 2017 and is entitled Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning.