November 24, 2013
The Young Black Professional Network of Charlottesville held its first turkey drive at the Jefferson School City Center in Charlottesville.
YBPN members were hoping to give away 100 turkeys for families in need living in Charlottesville, but they surpassed that amount, collecting nearly 180 turkeys from volunteers and organizations around the community.
It was a first-come, first-served event, and turkeys went fast. The doors opened at 4 p.m. Sunday, and by 4:30, more than half of the turkeys were given out.
“There are people who are hungry here in town, and all across the country, so we are just delighted that we have an opportunity to play our part and give back to the community,” says Quinton Harrell, the vice president of YBPN.
Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated participated in the event and helped families sign up to receive a turkey.