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IAmWondaWoman Foundation, Philanthropist Charlene Thomas, & L.O.T.B host Turkey Giveaway

Industry: Non Profit

6th Annual Giveaway to also feature NY Giants Rashad Jennings, NY Jets Calvin Pryor, Super Bowl Champion Deon Grant, recording artists Maino, Jim Jones, & Lil Mama, VJ Ra

New York, NY (PRUnderground) November 24th, 2015

Thanksgiving is the time when groups come together to help those that are in need during the holiday season. On Tuesday, November 24th, 2015, Meda Leacock of IAmWondaWoman Foundation, Philanthropist Charlene Thomas, and Pastor Lamor M. Whitehead of L.O.T.B. (Leaders of Tomorrow Brooklyn) will be joined by Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, distinguished celebrities and notables, community leaders and local businesses to provide free turkeys to the community of Brooklyn at the Roosevelt Community Center from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

Celebrities and distinguished notables that are participating include: Rashad Jennings, Ereck Flowers, and Brandon Meriweather of the New York Giants, Calvin Pryor of the New York Jets, Super Bowl Champion Deon Grant and The Grant Foundation, Legendary Ralph McDaniels of ‘Video Music Box’, Platinum recording artists Maino, Jim Jones, and Lil Cease & Bang of Junior M.A.F.I.A, Recording artist & TV Reality Star Lil Mama, Recording artists Tek of Smif & Wessun, Mysonne, Jimmy Cozier, Devon Golder, and D.O.D (Definition of Dreams), VH1’s LHHNY Rashidah Ali, Professional Boxer & Trainer Eric Kelly, N.Y. Times Best Selling Author Teri Woods, Author Tashera Simmons, TV Reality Star Paris Phillips, Members Only Club CEO & Head Designer Suga J, Walk in My Shoez Charity, Women Love Sports Too, Entrepreneur-LaToya King, Eyes of Art Media Photography, Anguilla Sea Salt Company, IHOP Multi Franchise Owner/Entertainment Exec Robert ‘Don Pooh’ Cummings, Chance 11, Pest Management Solutions, Ma’s Fish & Chips Plus, A-List Transportation, Team 80, Dean Kids Inc./Brooklyn Youth Sports Club, Cherry Bomb Productions, Ear Candi Music Group, Whyte Boy Music Group, Chef Isha, HERStory Lifestyles, Brickface Clothing, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. These individuals and organizations along with the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger (BSCAH) will kick off the Thanksgiving season in Brooklyn by providing free turkeys to families and those less fortunate. Additional donations will be given to Roosevelt Senior Citizens, Our Lady of Charity, and Brookdale Hospital’s Live Light Live Right Campaign.

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, and the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive illustrates how the Brooklyn community and its friends can make a difference by working together to help their neighbors most in need.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Roosevelt Community Center

50 Stuyvesant Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11206

For more information or media requests please contact:

Charlene Thomas | Pastor Lamor Whitehead

917-930-1710 | 800-301-9154

charlenethomas7@msn.com | info@leadersoftomorrowbrooklyn.org

IAmWondaWoman:

IAmWondaWoman is a nonprofit organization founded by Meda Leacock, 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.

L.O.T.B (Leaders of Tomorrow Brooklyn):

Leaders of Tomorrow Brooklyn is a nonprofit mentoring firm committed to providing educational opportunities i.e.: mentoring, athletic training, and opportunities to travel abroad to learn about other cultures. L.O.T.B has a partnership with the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce which has birthed our business and justice initiatives. Our other initiatives include: B.E.T /media, Catering/cooking, Hospital, Financial Literacy for Youth/Adults and Battered to Beautiful, which pairs our youth with a mentor and program to learn and experience things that aren’t normally taught in school, creating a wholesome and goal oriented youth. Brooklyn native Pastor Lamor Miller-Whitehead who believed that “cultivating our youth’s sense of empowerment and connectedness is the key to creating positive change in our communities” is the founder of Leaders of Tomorrow Brooklyn.

Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger (BSCAH):

Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger is the largest emergency feeding program in New York City. BSCAH provides the basic staples of a well-balanced diet to more than 20,000 unduplicated, low-income individuals each month. Last year, more than 2.9 million meals were distributed and more than $1,000,000 of income tax refunds were processed for low-income New Yorkers. Additionally, BSCAH operates an Urban Agro-Educational Center which provides nearly 30,000 pounds of fresh produce and 20,000 farm fresh eggs, organically produced honey, a sliding scale farmer’s market and educational opportunities to approximately 1,000 city students. BSCAH is one of the most impactful Community Based Organizations in the entire city.

About IAmWondaWoman

IAmWondaWoman is a nonprofit organization founded by Meda Leacock, 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.

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