(East Los Angeles. CA) November 16, 2021 [From The Editor’s Desk]: The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) and Actions Inspired By Mookie, (AIM) are set to host an important Thanksgiving event in South Los Angeles, on Wednesday, November 17th at the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation & Parks, Algin Sutton Recreation Center, located at 8800 So. Hoover St., Los Angeles, CA 90044. The event is set to start at 10:30 AM and last through 1:30 PM (or while supplies last). The Center is the home of the Dodgers Dreamfields #1 and #50. Below, please find the LADF’s press announcement with all of the details. Please share this with those who can benefit most from this kind gesture afforded by all of the organizations and sponsors affiliated with the event.
THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS FOUNDATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BROTHERHOOD CRUSADE, ACTS INSPIRED BY MOOKIE (AIM) AND MAGIC JOHNSON ENTERPRISES HOST THANKSGIVING GRAB AND GO TOMORROW
Mookie Betts To Join in Distributing 1,000 Holiday Meals
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) in partnership with Brotherhood Crusade, Acts Inspired by Mookie, and Magic Johnson Enterprises will host a Thanksgiving “Grab and Go Drive-Thru.”
Mookie Betts and his fiancé Brianna Hammonds will join volunteers in distributing bags containing a 16 lb turkey, fixings and dessert. Each family will also receive a kit with PPE supplies from UCLA Health, the official health partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. In partnership with UCLA Health, Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots will be provided. The event is open to the public. All items will be free of charge while supplies last.
In addition to Mookie and his fiancé Brianna, Nicol Whiteman, CEO, L.A. Dodgers Foundation; Charisse Bremond Weaver, President & CEO, Brotherhood Crusade; Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Councilmember, L.A. City Council, District 8; and Becky Mancuso-Winding, Executive Director, Strategic Community & Business Relations, UCLA Health will be in attendance.
(MISC): As a result of the “50 Feeds LA” campaign to address food insecurity, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and Acts Inspired by Mookie (AIM) awarded a grant of $100,000 to Brotherhood Crusade to provide 400,000 meals for black and brown communities in Los Angeles. Brotherhood Crusade has also benefitted from support LADF has provided to Liberty Hill Foundation’s California Funders for Boys and Men of Color (CFBMoC). To date, LADF has awarded more than $500,000 to CFBMoC and its member organizations. Using a multi-faceted approach that includes fundraising, awareness building, grantmaking, nonprofit collaborations, and on-the-ground food distributions, LADF aims to strategically address food insecurity that is threatening Los Angeles families. To date, over 4.5 million meals have been donated to Los Angeles families via more than 50 distributions. In addition, $3 million in in-kind donations of water, hygiene necessities, gift cards, sports equipment, educational items and Dodger products have been provided to vulnerable families.
(About Acts Inspired by Mookie):
Acts Inspired by Mookie (AIM) was established by Mookie Betts and his mother Diana Collins to assist individuals and families facing medical and economic hardships.
(About the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation):
The LADF is bigger than baseball with ambitions to be the city’s premier charity. We envision a city where everyone regardless of zip code has the opportunity to thrive. We are tackling the most pressing problems facing Los Angeles with a mission to improve education, health care, homelessness and social justice for all Angelenos. Since 1995, we have invested more than $32 million in programs and grants to nonprofits, and fundraising has increased by 1,000% since 2012. That growth has enabled us to do more.
In 2020, LADF was awarded ESPN’s Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year, Beyond Sport’s Sport for Reduced Racial Inequalities Collective Impact Award, and the Aspen Institute Project Play Champion. To learn more, visit www.dodgers.com/LADF, follow them on Twitter, @DodgersFdn, Instagram, @dodgersfoundation, and like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LosAngelesDodgersFoundation
(About The Brotherhood Crusade):
Celebrating 53 years of service to the Los Angeles community, Brotherhood Crusade was founded in 1968. The organization’s principal mission is to champion equality and equity by removing and/or helping individuals overcome the barriers that deter their pursuit of success in life and facilitate opportunities for a better quality of life by effectuating improved health & wellness, facilitating academic success, promoting personal, social & economic growth, providing access to artistic excellence & cultural awareness, increasing financial literacy and building community agencies and institutions. Brotherhood Crusade provides direct services to more than 3,000 youth and young adults and additional 25,000 residents through its special projects. Brotherhood Crusade has a history of building alliances with other organizations, corporations and foundations of goodwill that are committed to and understand the tremendous need for helping our community and people grow and prosper.