Community Outreach

Sharp feeds 400 Chicago families with Turkey Toss

Stephen Miles
July 19, 2023

Sharp sponsored the 2021 Turkey Toss with BUILD, helping feed 400 families in Chicago.

The Saturday before Thanksgiving, the Sharp team headed over to BUILD headquarters in the city's Austin neighborhood to meet the truck carrying 400 turkeys. Steve Miles and Rebecca Hawkinson quickly got to work, helping unload the turkeys to distribute to the families stopping by.

It has been nearly two years since COVID-19 caused the world to shut down, causing people to lose their jobs and communities to suffer. Chicago’s West Side was unduly affected by the pandemic. Sharp happily sponsored the November 20, 2021 Turkey Toss to help ensure 400 families celebrate Thanksgiving with their extended families, many for the first time since 2019.

We proudly partner with BUILD, an organization committed to helping transform the lives of the city’s youth and their families. BUILD is a nationally respected gang intervention, violence prevention, and youth development organization based on Chicago’s West Side. Today, the organization reaches over 6,500 youth and families with caring adult mentors and a rich variety of experiences in the arts, athletics, college and career preparation, entrepreneurship, leadership development, technology and mental health programming.

Click here to learn more about BUILD.

Rebecca Hawkinson