Operation Gobble's 9th Annual Turkey Giveaway in Brooklyn
IBexclusive News Thursday November 22, 2018.
(IBEXNews) - Thanksgiving is the time when groups come together to help those that are in need during the holiday season.
On Tuesday, November 20th, 2018, Meda Leacock, Toya Ross, Danielle Beckom & Juliet Forde of IAmWondaWoman Foundation, Deon Grant of the Grant D. Knowledge Foundation, Zab Judah of Fight4Life, Davina Perez of Put Down The Guns & The Fabulous Ge’ma Club was joined by distinguished celebrities, notables and local businesses.
These individuals and organizations kicked off the Thanksgiving season in Brooklyn by providing free turkeys to families in need and those less fortunate at Camba Brevoort Cornerstone Community Center in Brooklyn.
Additional donations were given to Our Lady of Charity Church, to provide hot dinners on Thanksgiving for those in need. As well, turkeys were handed out on street corners, train stations, and bus stops within the community.
Hunger is a reality in New York City. According to the New York City Coalition Against Hunger 1.5 million people live in food insecure homes. This time of year marks a time to help make the holiday season a little brighter.
Our 9th annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive illustrates how the Brooklyn community and their friends made a difference by working together to help their neighbors.
We are thankful to everyone who contributed to our annual giveback, ‘Operation Gobble 2018’.
Super Bowl Champ Deon Grant, World Boxing Champ Zab Judah, Def Jam recording artist Fetty Luciano, BET’s ‘Hustle In Brooklyn’ cast Darnell & Santos, renowned actor & Brookly native Hassan Jonson, recording artist Mr. Bristal of Junior Mafia, Lee Mazin and Cezer, author Kia Harris and Boxing Champ Bruce Shu Shu Carrington were among the many celebrities that aided in the distribution of turkeys at the center.
We are also extemely thankful to Brooklyn natives and local businesses that contributed to our annual giveback with donations and their time… Igrid Arneberg & William Marin, Love Yourself Stop Violence Foundation, Mike Tucker, Londell McMillan & the Source Magazine, Waris Syed, Jaqueline Rowe, Bklyn Safe Space, INEYE Creations, Courtside Consulting, Fusion PKG, The Hemp Club and Ruff Ryders, to name a few.
Celebrities and distinguished notables that participated in the past include: Rashad Jennings, Shaun Rogers, Jay Bromley 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, 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 Lil Mama, Free of 106 & Park, Buxx, Creator of Money & Violence, Jimmy Cozier, Legendary Ralph McDaniels of ‘Video Music Box’, VH1’s LHHNY Rashidah Ali, Professional Boxer & Trainer Eric Kelly.
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IAmWondaWoman is a nonprofit organization, which was formed to strengthen and reinforce the minds of inner-city adolescent girls. We uphold our mission to mentor and motivate young girls, while allowing them the comfort and ability of discussing areas of their life they may not share with their parents, other family members, or even close friends. Our vision entails the importance of understanding their long-term goals in life, and then relating their long-term goals into short-term tasks to assist and encourage the realization and fulfillment of those goals. We coach them in the importance of hygiene and safe sex, as well as the negative effects of drugs, alcohol, and bullying. Subsequently, we offer them constructive criticism on how they can improve as an individual; and lastly, we end with a positive outlook on life that’s realistically attainable to them. We believe that the youth is more receptive to listen when you lead with motivation, so we choose to take our time with each individual girl, and we give them a voice to elaborate on their perspectives and insight.
Grant D. Knowledge:
Grant D Knowledge, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization that believes every community has the potential to thrive when every child is given an opportunity to succeed in school and in life. Grant D Knowledge strives to address the needs of each inner city youth and the community by working closely with schools, parents, and community agencies/partners to support involvement in extra-curricular activities of each identified child while negating the obstacles associated with cost for participation in such activities that have proven to assist children with developing a comprehensive, total experience that prepares them for transition through adolescence into productive adults and citizens.