Thanksgiving is a day when families and loved ones gather to commune and feast, but those less fortunate may not have this luxury. With this in mind, rapper Meek Mill has something special in store for his native Philadelphia this holiday.
“A Dreamchaser’s Thanksgiving,” the first annual a turkey giveaway, starts tomorrow, November 26, and comes to a close November 27. It aims to feed nearly 600 families within the Philadelphia community.
In a press release, Meek said, “Philly raised me and made me into the man I am today, so to do the first annual ‘A Dreamchaser’s Thanksgiving,’ was an obvious thing to do.” He continued, “I’m blessed to be in a position where I can make sure that as many people as possible have a meal on Thanksgiving, so that they can be with their loved ones to enjoy the holiday.”
This was not a lone effort, though. In fact, Meek thanked many for aiding his labor of love. “This could not have been possible without the support of the Mayor and his amazing staff, as well as all of the other sponsors who are donating their time, money and turkeys. I’ve been all over the world but Philly is my home, and to be able to now give back is an amazing feeling,” he said.
Local Philly organizations like Youth Working Together, Town Watch and Unity In the Community will be benefit from the event.
Two locales — the Martin Luther King Jr. Adult Center and the Hank Gathers Recreation Center — will host the November 26 festivities from 5PM to 7PM and 6PM to 8PM, respectively. Vare Recreation Center will host November 27 from 4PM to 6PM.
Salute to Meek Mill for consistently giving back to his hometown.