Thanksgiving with Catholic Charities of Chicago and Amazon comes to Long Island City
On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the various ways that Catholic Charities celebrates Thanksgiving with those they serve, and – on what is arguably the biggest retail weekend of the year – a look at the recent deal by Amazon to build a hub in Long Island City.
Msgr. Michael M. Boland is the President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. On this Thanksgiving weekend, Msgr. Boland will be sharing with our listeners two particular ways that Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago celebrates Thanksgiving with those that they serve: a Thanksgiving Celebration for Refugees sponsored by the Junior Board of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the 15th Annual Catholic Charities Thanksgiving Lunch for the Homeless being held at Catholic Charities downtown Chicago Headquarters on Thanksgiving Day.
Camille Rivera is the National Political and Legislative Director of RWDSU – The Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store International Union. On this weekend, that is arguably the biggest retail weekend of the year, Camille will be sharing with us a bit about the recent deal that Amazon has made to build “hub” in Long Island City, and some concerns that she and others have regarding the tradeoffs between the financial incentives New York City and New York State gave to Amazon to entice them to locate in Long Island City, and how residents and workers who live in the local community stand to benefit from this deal.