New York, NY – This year, Thanksgiving will be a little brighter for our fellow New Yorkers who are in need. According to the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, 1.5 million people in New York live in food insecure homes. As Thanksgiving is traditionally associated with giving back to those less fortunate, this November, for the seventh year in a row, the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive is set to take place in Brooklyn – and spread the true meaning of Thanksgiving to the local community.
On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016, Meda Leacock of IAmWondaWoman Foundation, Philanthropist Charlene Thomas, and Deon Grant of the Grant Foundation will be joined by popular celebrities, distinguished personalities, community leaders and local businesses, at the Ingersoll Community Center from 6:30pm – 9:00pm, to provide free turkeys to the community of Brooklyn.
The annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive demonstrates the strong social bonds among members of the Brooklyn community and its friends, who come together, unite their powers and show kindness, compassion and generosity to their less fortunate fellow citizens, so that they, too, can participate in Thanksgiving festivities.
As with every annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive, numerous celebrities have expressed their support and will personally appear at the event to raise awareness of hunger in New York and help in giving out free turkeys to those in need. Among the celebrities attending this year’s Annual Turkey Giveaway will be NY Giants’ Jay Bromley; Super Bowl Champions Deon Grant, Raheem Brock & Darrel Reid; Recording Artists Maino, Lil Mama, Lil Cease, Tek (Smif & Wessun), Jimmy Cozier; NY Times Best Selling Author Teri Woods, and Author Tashera Simmons.
Some of the celebrities and distinguished personalities that participated in past Thanksgiving Turkey Drives include Rashad Jennings, Shaun Rogers, and Brandon Meriweather of the New York Giants; Calvin Pryor of the New York Jets; Super Bowl Champion Deon Grant and The Grant Foundation; Super Bowl Champion Darrel Reid; NFL player Shaun Smith; NBA players Rafer Alston, Jamal Tinsley and John Wallace; Platinum recording artists Jadakiss; Maino, Jim Jones, and Lil Cease & Bang of Junior M.A.F.I.A; Recording artist & TV Reality Star Lil Mama; Free of 106 & Park; Recording artists Tek of Smif & Wessun, Mysonne, Devon Golder, and D.O.D (Definition of Dreams); Legendary Ralph McDaniels of ‘Video Music Box’; VH1’s LHHNY Rashidah Ali; Professional Boxer & Trainer Eric Kelly; N.Y. Times Best Selling Author Teri Woods; Author & Reality Star Tashera Simmons and Paris Phillips.
Our aim feed as many of our fellow citizens possible, thanks to the generous donations of individuals and businesses of the Brooklyn community.
Brooklyn natives and local businesses who will contribute include IHOP Multi Franchise Owner/Entertainment Exec Robert ‘Don Pooh’ Cummins; Davina Perez of Put Down The Guns; Entrepreneur-LaToya King; Team 80; A-List Transportation; Chance 11;Anton Marchand; Dean Kids Inc./Brooklyn Youth Sports Club; Robert F. Taylor Foundation; J. Wayman Henry of Consortium Elite; Nicko Bourne of Nicko’s Unisex Salon; CoziMusic; Brooklyn Soul Food; Chef Isha; BTD Construction, LLC; Brickface Clothing; HERStory Lifestyle and Eyes of Art Media Photography.
Any additional donations made will be given to Our Lady of Charity and Brookdale Hospital’s Live Light Live Right Campaign.
Date: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
Start: 6:30 PM
End: 9:00 PM
Venue: Ingersoll Community Center, 77 Myrtle Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11206
Company Name: IAmWondaWoman Foundation
Contact Person: Charlene Thomas
Phone: +1 917-703-1252
State: New York
Country: United States