Local business collecting donations for annual drive
Turpin Communication, a 26-year-old consulting firm with offices in Beverly, is helping those in need this holiday season with Turpin Cares’ second annual holiday drive.
Turpin Cares is a special project led by Turpin Communication and close friends. On a quarterly basis, the group joins to assemble care packages for the homeless in Chicago. Volunteers distribute the bags through shelters and by handing them out one-by-one when they see someone in need.
Last year, Turpin Cares partnered with Almost Home and Starbucks to donate pantry items to the homeless. The 2017 holiday drive was a major success with more than 700 items donated. This year, Turpin’s goal is to increase that by at least 50 percent and include hygiene products to help spread more joy around the city of Chicago.
To participate, starting Friday, Nov. 23, stop at Starbucks, 1933 W. 103rd St., and look for the holiday sign with the Turpin Cares logo and select an ornament that lists a single pantry or hygiene item. Purchase the items at any store and drop it off at Starbucks by Monday, Dec. 24. Turpin Cares will distribute the items to Almost Home and individuals who need them most.
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.