15th Annual turkey giveaway and voucher registration

news release

Join the Gifford Youth Achievement Center’s (GYAC) Freddie Woolfork, Teddy Floyd, and Deputy Cliff Labbe of the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office as they canvass the community to collect funds to purchase turkeys for families who otherwise would not have a turkey for Thanksgiving. 

County Commissioner Joe Flescher and Officer Darrell Rivers of the Vero Beach Police Department load turkeys at the 2020 Turkey Share in Gifford Park

“Your donations are greatly appreciated and will allow us the joyous opportunity to once again distribute 500 turkeys,” remarked Woolfork, GYAC’s Director of Public Relations and Facilities Operations. Checks can be made payable to the Gifford Youth Achievement Center, with “Turkey Drive” designated in the memo section.

Due to the pandemic, health and safety guidelines are being strictly followed. All recipients must wear a face mask, and pre-registration is required. 

Voucher registration will take place in front of GYAC on Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., starting October 25th through November 8th.  “Please have a copy of your light bill or some other proof of your Indian River County residency at the time of registration,” requests Woolfork.

Turkeys will be distributed Monday, November 15th at 5:00 p.m. at the Gifford Park pavilion, located within the Victor Hart, Sr. Community Enhancement Complex.  To receive a turkey, you must have with you the pre-issued voucher. One turkey per household, please.

Says Woolfork, “Thank you in advance for your giving and for having such a gracious heart of compassion to help others.”

For more information, contact Freddie Woolfork at 772.794.1005, ext.234.

About GYAC

Gifford Youth Achievement Center, a 501(c)(3), opened its doors in 1998 with the sole purpose of enhancing the academic performance of children in Indian River County, FL. In addition to year-round educational programs and activities for youth, GYAC provides activities for adults and seniors citizens, such as exercise classes, bible study and educational training. The Center also hosts job fairs, health clinics, community gatherings and serves as an information hub for those in need of services.

One comment

  1. This should not be called “give away” but a sharing.
    Give away diminishes the act of sharing to both the recipient and the donor.

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