4 locations, 600 turkeys, infinite smiles.
With the help from our sponsors and volunteers, we were able give away 600 turkeys to South Florida families this year at Farmer Jaffe’s 7th annual Turkey Giveaway. We spent the day with our friends from the Golden Acres Community Center in Pompano Beach playing games, eating lunch, jumping in the bounce house, and giving away toys. After distributing Thanksgiving dinners to each home, we then went to other communities in Deerfield Beach and Fort Lauderdale. We were also able to feed veterans at a Veterans Center in Hollywood.
We are now a 501c3 charity. We look forward to continuing this tradition to feed even more families next year and years to come. Thank you to everyone who came out!
Check out more photos from the event here.
History of Turkey Giveaway
Since our inception, Farmer Jaffe has made a substantial commitment to providing South Floridians in need with support during the holiday season. The law firm’s community initiatives include the annual “Turkey Give Away,” the seventh edition of which was held on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 within the Golden Acres Community Center in Pompano Beach.
The inspiration for the “Turkey Giveaway” came from a 2010 request from attorney and Florida Rep. Perry Thurston, who saw many families in need within his district as Thanksgiving approached. Farmer Jaffe purchased 75 turkeys for families in Thurston’s district, with our attorneys driving around the Sunday before Thanksgiving to distribute the turkeys. One year later, the attorneys ramped up the program to ensure 250 turkeys were distributed to families, along with all of the traditional Thanksgiving side dishes. In each subsequent year, 500 full turkey dinners have been given out.
More than 2,000 people in South Florida are fed every Thanksgiving through the Turkey Giveaway!
Farmer Jaffe is honored to continue this wonderful tradition. Thanks to our partnership with the Law Offices of Perry Thurston, Kappa Alpha PSI, and Lawlor, White & Murphey, we continue to expand our reach. This year, we ventured into Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Hollywood to hand deliver turkey dinners. With the generous contributions of our friends, families and colleagues, we will keep changing lives, one turkey at a time.
To donate: http://turkey-giveaway.org/