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Witherite Law Group, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church and V-103 doubled outreach efforts to feed 2000 families for Thanksgiving!

Pictured (L to R) Christina "Ms. Basketball" Granville (V-103's Big Tigger Morning Show), Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant (New Birth Missionary Baptist Church); Big Tigger (V-103's Big Tigger Morning Show), Amy Witherite (Witherite Law Group) and Tylerchronicles (V-103's Big Tigger Morning Show) provided 2,000 families with turkeys, hams, food and inspiration ahead of the holiday season.

The Witherite Law Group's annual holiday event took place on Wednesday, November 17. The effort was only slated to give away 1000 turkeys, but when cars started lining up as early as 2 a.m., and had reached near capacity by 6 a.m., it prompted Bryant and Witherite Law Group to double the support by adding another 1000 meals.

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"We have too many people still in need, and I think this is a great indication that we need to do more," said Amy Witherite, founder of Witherite Law Group and 1-800-TruckWreck. "The aftereffects and the current effects of the pandemic are not over. It's important for us to do our part to help people and make their lives a little bit better."

With a nationwide turkey shortage and rising food prices, families were grateful for the opportunity to receive a turkey and other staple items to make a meal for their families this Thanksgiving. What started as an effort to provide 1,000 families with free Thanksgiving meal boxes and turkeys quickly grew as cars poured into the New Birth parking lot early Wednesday morning, prompting Witherite and Bryant to double down on the planned outreach effort to expand the donations to an additional 1,000 families.

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"Amy and the Witherite Law Group team continue to be exceptional partners with V-103 in serving the community beyond just business objectives, but truly making the investment in time and resources to positively make an impact in the Atlanta area,” said Rick Caffey, senior vice president and market manager of Audacy Atlanta.

Since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the economic hardships that resulted, the demand for food assistance has been even greater. People have been known to drive in from as far as an hour away to have a meal on the table for their families. New Birth's food pantry, known as The King's Table, has provided free food to more than 837,000 people to date, including $3 million in food, supplies, essential medical supplies, and household items.

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"The bleak reality is that the COVID-19 pandemic not only marks a global health crisis but also a financial one that has increased food insecurities across the nation and around the world," said Dr. Bryant.

"What we experienced demonstrated that the need is not a hypothetical one, but a sobering reality that food insecurities are right here in our community and must be addressed, even post-pandemic."

The Thanksgiving boxes, which were provided on a first-come, first-served basis, were filled with fresh fruits, vegetables, shelf-stable food items, and other essential items for families financially impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Press release

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T.I. Harris Community Works

Today, T.I.'s Harris Community Works, a subsidiary of Us or Else Corp (501c3), hosts the 16th Annual Turkey Giveaway in Atlanta.

T.I.'s Harris Community Works provides over one thousand turkeys & produce to underserved families and seniors in Atlanta's Westside community.

Harris Community Works partnered with the City of Atlanta along with other important contributors, including Papa Johns, Humana, Chick-Fil-A, and more.

The Grammy Award-winning recording artist, actor and philanthropist Tip "T.I." Harris will be on-site helping out, along with Council member Andrea Boone, family members, friends, local Atlanta representatives and dozens of volunteers.

Who: Harris Community Works, a subsidiary of Us Or Else Corp (501c3)

Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Time: 1pm – 4pm est

Location: Jackson Memorial Baptist Church (parking lot)

Address: 534 Fairburn Road NW Atlanta, GA 30331

About Harris Community Works (HCW)

Harris Community Works (HCW), a subsidiary of Us or Else Corp (501c3), is a non-profit, charitable organization that works to empower and elevate the community through education, awareness, and opportunity. HCW focuses on community impact projects that help improve lives through community transformation initiatives, civic engagement efforts, community outreach, and youth development programs. HCW’s mission is to work with public, private, and community partners to ignite change through economic development, neighborhood revitalization, community transformation, support services and programs for distressed communities.

La La's Winter Wonderland

Actress, fashion mogul and philanthropist La La Anthony hosted a “Winter Wonderland” Christmas charity event for 250 young girls enrolled in the non-profit Girls Inc of NYC, on Thursday, December 21st, at The Gauchos Gym in The Bronx.

La La partnered with Brand Jordan and Apple who donated sneakers, sports gear and electronic devices to the girls.

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“I’m blessed to be in a position to use my time and resources to make a difference in young people’s lives," she said. "Not everyone can call their friends at Brand Jordan and Apple and ask for product to donate." She continues “It always feels good to give during the holiday season, but I think it’s even more important to GIVE BACK to those who are not only less fortunate but who are working hard and deserve it, than the young women of Girls Inc of NYC.”

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La La’s celebrity guests including her Starz Power co-stars Joseph Sikora & Michael Rainey Jr.; hip-hop stars A-Boogie, Lil Yachty, 6ix9ine, Dave East, Young M.A, Maino, and Jim Jones surprised a packed house with special performances.

DJ Clue provided music, while Eat Clean Bro, DJ Envy’s top pop soda & BCakeNY donated food and refreshments. There were a few other surprise guests who joined her including new Def Jam girl group Riplay and Atlantic recording artist Rico Nasty.

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Representatives from Mayor Bill de Blasio and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr's office presented La La with certificates of recognition, while NY Senator Gustavo Rivera who represents the Bronx attended the exclusive event.

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"Don't let anybody tell you what you can't do; you can do anything. I love you guys! Happy New Year!" La La said in a video uploaded to her Instagram.com account.

 

Photos by Sharief Ziyadat

Mike Vick & Big Boi Sneaker Giveaway at Lenox Square

On Wednesday, millionaires Michael Vick, left, and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton partnered with Nike and Lenox Square Mall to host Vick's annual holiday shoe giveaway for Christmas. Vick and Big Boi blessed dozens of underprivileged children from the Big Kids foundation (Big Boi's charity).

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