Updated: Nov 15, 2022
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Women In Training, Inc. will distribute Thanksgiving turkeys to families in need at the MLK parsonage in downtown Montgomery on Saturday, November 19, 2022.
The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 19, in the parking lot of the Dexter Martin Luther King Parsonage, 309 S. Jackson Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104.
The turkey giveaway is the result of a partnership between Women In Training, Inc., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.
Turkeys will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until they are gone. WIT will not distribute WITKITS® at this event.
“As the economic fallout from the pandemic continues, Women In Training, Inc. recognizes that many people continue to be in need, and that’s why we are giving away 150 turkeys to families in our community before Thanksgiving,” said Dr. LaKeshia Thomas, D.M.D., the community outreach director for Women In Training, Inc. “As we enter the holidays, many people in our community are suffering from a lack of access to important resources, including period products, hygiene items and food, and WIT is here to help.”
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided a grant for the turkeys and the location for the giveaway. WIT volunteers and church members will distribute the turkeys together at the event.
“We at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are so grateful there are people in the world seeking to help others in need. We are grateful to collaborate with Women In Training,” said Jared McLaughlin, stake president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Montgomery. “We continually seek to help those in need just as the Savior, Jesus Christ, reaches out to save each one of us.”
Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, WIT has continued its mission of alleviating period poverty, while observing the social distancing guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.
This will be a drive-by event.