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A Bea Gaddy Thanksgiving

I had such a wonderful day yesterday.  I've anticipated this day for a year now and was so looking forward to volunteering with the Bea Gaddy Foundation to serve Thanksgiving to the disadvantaged in the City.

The Bea Gaddy Thanksgiving tradition started by Ms. Bea Gaddy in the 1980's.  She was a single mother of 5 and fell on hard times.  One day she bought a 50 cents lottery ticket and won about $300. She used the money she had, cooked and fed her family and distributed food to her neighbors; this act of selflessness began a long tradition and has grown by leaps and bounds over the years with many corporations, businesses and individuals donating food, money and time to keep this tradition alive on Thanksgiving Day.

Bea Gaddy died in 1991 from breast cancer, however her daughters have kept the tradition alive.

Yesterday my Mom and I had the privilege of volunteering at the Annual Bea Gaddy Thanksgiving and we had a blast.  The event was held at a community center in the heart of the City. It was well organized, lots and lots of food and there were many, many volunteers. There were several "entertainers" such as hip hop dancers, Michael Jackson dancers, church groups entertained with their dance ministries, Black Santa, and a man making balloons for the children.

It was great! May God bless and continue to maintain this legacy and tradition for years to come.



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  1. What a great tradition and such a selfless woman! I love that her daughters have kept the tradition alive. Beautiful post!

    Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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    1. It is indeed a great tradition. Thanks Faith, hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving as well.

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  2. Amen I pray that the tradition will continue to be maintained.
    I am glad you and your mom had a wonderful time volunteering!

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    1. Amen. We did Funmi. How are you?

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  3. Amen! What a wonderful initiative and I love that Bea Gaddy's children and so many others (including you and your mom!) have carried on the tradition of giving to others.

    I see it as an honour to be able to serve and bless others who are going through hard times.

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    1. It is an honor GNG. I thank God for the opportunity to serve.

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  4. Awww, I would love to be part of something like this...
    I am glad you had a great time...

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    1. You would enjoy. Thanks Francis.

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