SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In the spirit of generosity, community and looking out for
our fellow human beings, former NBA star Bobby Jackson, filmmaker Deon Taylor are joining efforts to give away 500 turkey baskets to needy families on Sunday, Dec.18th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grant Union High School, 1400 Grand Avenue, Sacramento, CA, 95838.
The event helps families affected by the struggling economy, loss of jobs, disabilities, abuse and other needs. “Besides the food giveaway, we will have many surprises for participating families such as music, entertainment personalities, store giveaways and a very heartfelt surprise,” said producer/director Deon Taylor, whose film and television studio, Deon Taylor Enterprises, is spearheading the event.
“We are pleased to have the assistance of the Greater Sacramento Urban League as well as the Salvation Army join with us this year. The last three years have been extremely hard for many families to just make ends meet. We have been blessed to be able to bring a smile to so
many children’s faces, as well as their parents by providing a Christmas basket and toys” says Bobby Jackson, Assistant Coach, Sacramento Kings. Organizers are accepting monetary and food donations from grocery stores, food distributors, companies, schools, churches and individuals to make this event happen. A cash donation of $150 will feed 12 families and most contributions are tax deductible.
There is no charge to participating families, who must get on a list by calling the Roberts Family Development Center, (916) 646-6631 or Travelers Aid, (916) 399-9646. To donate to the effort, please call Deon Taylor Enterprises, (916) 649-2388.
Deon Taylor Enterprises is a film and television production company with deep roots in the community and has produced movies such as “Chain Letter” starring Nikki Reed and “The Hustle” starring Charlie Murphy and David Alan Grier which were released in 2010.
The Bobby Jackson Foundation
assists children who have lost a parent due to cancer or have a parent with cancer. The foundation helps children develop coping skills and connects them with other children who are in similar circumstances. Bobby was inspired to start the Foundation following the death of his mother, Sarah, in 2003.
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