Cash Money Records Co-CEOs and founders Ronald “Slim” Williams and Bryan “Birdman” Williams expand the label’s 17th Annual Turkey Giveaway to include turkey giveaways in three different markets this year. In addition to the original site of New Orleans, LA, New York, NY and Miami, FL will also be served a very special and filling Thanksgiving meal by the Cash Money Turkey Giveaway.
Honoring their parents, the Williams brothers established the Johnny and Gladys Williams Foundation as a way to consistently help those who need it. Giving back is a way of life for the family, as each year they continue to do even more for the community where they grew up and the world at large. This event brightens the holiday season for all, giving away more than 3,500 turkeys and sides in each city.
ABOUT THE TURKEY GIVEAWAYS
Miami, FL: Friday, November 22nd
For the second year, the Cash Money Records team will be giving back to its current home of Miami, FL. On November 22, they’re set to distribute turkeys in Little Haiti from 2:00 -6:00 p.m. The label has become a part of the community and holds the city in the highest regard, constantly lifting spirits however they can.
New Orleans: Tuesday, November 26th
Upholding a 17-year tradition days prior to Thanksgiving, the New Orleans giveaway will take place on November 26, 2013 at A.L. Davis/Shakespeare Park (2600 LaSalle Street; New Orleans LA 70115), from 2:00 -6:00 p.m. Hosted by the brothers, they will personally hand out food to families on-site. However, they’re not just offering a bountiful meal, they’re continuing from last year the opportunity for free medical screenings. Courtesy of United Health Care, attendees may receive screenings for high blood pressure, respiration, pulse, diabetes, HIV, STD’s, and more. Eye exams as well as podiatry, dental cleanings and check-ups are also available at the venue. For the first time, Aorta Disease and Marfan Syndrome heart screenings will be offered as well.
Moreover, the day is meant to be joyful for all involved. Kids may try out the hottest new video games in the video game trailer. Other activities include the ever-popular face-painting booth and spacewalks. As always, quite a few YMCMB artists could very well pop up too, and expect music throughout the day.
The label has also partnered with fantastic sponsors such as Sara Lee, New Era [in all three markets], Sesame Street, LRG, and more. Each will be donating various items.
New York: Tuesday, November 26th
The second New York giveaway is set to take place at the Harlem YMCA (180 West 135th Street: New York, NY 10030) from 2:00pm – 6:00pm. The New York Food Bank will be on site to provide information and guidance on accessing financial and health benefits. Some of YMCMB favorite artists will be in attendance. Turkeys with sides will be handed out at the YMCA. The brothers extended their generosity of turkey dinners even further to the surrounding areas – Newark, NJ (100) and Far Rockaway (150) one day before on November 25.
“We wanted to go big this year,” smiles Bryan “Birdman” Williams. “We’re blessed to have everything we do, but the real blessing is the opportunity to help everybody we can everywhere possible.”
Ronald “Slim” Williams comments, “It’s an honor to share this tradition with New York and Miami this year. Ever year this event has grown in the most wonderful way. It inspires Cash Money Records each day leading up to it and after.”