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Walter Thurmond III to feed 3,000 NY children and families this Thanksgiving

The Walter Thurmond Foundation for Arts and Education will co-sponsor the Third Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive, on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, starting at 6:30pm. The Children's Village Organization, the largest of its kind in NYC, will host the event at their Polo Grounds Community Center, located at 3005 Eighth Avenue, in the heart of the city. As part of the season's festivities, munificent New York Giant Walter Thurmond III and his foundation, will give away 500 turkeys, alongside beneficent donor, Whole Foods Market, who is graciously providing all the favorite holiday trimmings. Thanks to their alliance, attendees will receive a variety of "organic" sides with each of the turkeys being handed out. Together, they will feed 3,000 New York City children and families for the Thanksgiving Holiday season.

The WTF looks forward to serving, deserving New York City residents, in conjunction with The RoseMark Group, and The Children's Village Organization, in the coming weeks. As an active community partner, The Foundation seizes all possible opportunities to assist those in need, particularly through various literacy programs, that enable them to work with inner city youth. Similarly, The Children's Village Org. works directly with local neighborhoods, through a wide range of programs and services that cater to families, children and teens. The Center is operated in conjunction with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD,) as well as with the NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA.) The WTF is also proud to align with the illustrious RoseMark Group, a boutique real estate firm, specializing in athlete relocation, for this year's Annual Thanksgiving affair. Also accompanying the team on November 18th is New York Giant Veteran, Tony Richardson, and current players; Rashad Jennings, Quintin Demps and Prince Amukamara.

The Walter Thurmond Foundation and, the leading charity auction site, are partnering for the first time ever to offer, an exclusive football/dinner package for two, including tickets to the NY Giants/Dallas Cowboy faceoff, on Sunday, November 23rd at Metlife Stadium. Auction winners will also enjoy a post-game dinner, to be held at a secret, remote location, with Walter Thurmond III. All proceeds raised will support the 2014 New York City, Thanksgiving Turkey Drive. The auction will remain open from Thursday, November 6th, through Wednesday, November 19th 2014. For your chance to attend the game, and dine with Walter Thurmond !!!, while supporting altruistically, please visit , and place your bid today.

Collectively, the Walter Thurmond Foundation for Arts and Education and their Thanksgiving Partners will extend their generosity to families most in need. Their mission is to join forces and maximize resources for greater impact within the New York City community. It's the most charitable time of the year, and these organizations are pleased to unite for such a worthy cause.

WHAT: 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive

WHEN: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 @ 6:30pm; Volunteers should arrive by 3pm (please inquire)

WHERE: The Community Center at Polo Grounds, located at 3005 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY

About the Walter Thurmond Foundation

The Walter Thurmond Foundation for Arts and Education primarily focuses on youth literacy, in inner-city schools. Additionally, WTF has established relationships with other non-profit organizations, such as the New York's United Way and their Read NYC program, in order to aid children in inner-city schools. Their goal is to improve the overall health of education and produce productive citizens. The Foundation strives to empower the inner-city youth by promoting programs in sports, fashion, film, and art. The primary mission is to devote services geared towards the education and overall wellbeing of less fortunate children.

For more information about the Walter Thurmond Foundation for Arts and Education, visit

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