West Palm Beach residents are invited to partake in the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church’s (801 8th St., West Palm Beach) first Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway on Saturday, November 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mayor Keith James will make a special guest appearance to help hand out free turkeys and bring the community together. Known for his community-driven focus to create opportunities for all, the participation of West Palm Beach’s first African-American Mayor is a reminder that all residents need to come together to help others. West Palm Beach Chief of Police Frank Adderley will also be attend the community holiday event.
“Seeing the challenges so many families are facing at this difficult time, I decided to organize the Palm Beach ‘Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway’ as a way to bring the community together and help families in need have a Happy Thanksgiving.” said event organizer Christopher Clarke, a personal trainer by trade. Clarke can often found volunteering at the Episcopal Church in Rivera Beach, helping to bring joy to the homeless or dressing up as Santa Claus at Christmas at the church’s soup kitchen.
Three hundred Thanksgiving turkeys have been pledged to the initiative by individuals and company sponsors. The giveaway initiative does not accept monetary contributions, but solely donations of actual turkeys. “We invite everyone to support and take part in this community event, celebrating the Thanksgiving holidays.” said Clarke.
West Palm Beach residents and event sponsors Sally Ann and Jay Nisberg say they are honored to contribute.
“When Christopher Clarke approached my wife and I to help out we said ‘Yes’ immediately. There are many families in need during these uncertain times.” said Jay. The Nisbergs believe that every family deserves a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner in the spirit of what many have forgotten: how to give thanks.