Farmington Hills, Mich. – – The Braylon Edwards Foundation will host their annual “Turkey Giveaway” benefiting Focus: HOPE on December 15 from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Focus: HOPE Conference Center. One hundred and seventeen families will receive a food package and age-appropriate toys.
“Although I cannot be at home because I’ll be with my team, the San Francisco 49ers, I still wanted to do something for my hometown,” said Braylon Edwards, founder of the Braylon Edwards Foundation. “I know that things are difficult in Michigan right now and I felt it was my responsibility to assist in providing a Christmas for families as well honor the work of Eleanor Josaitis who passed earlier this year.”
Edwards is unable to attend, due to NFL commitments but will deliver a special video message for attendees. Members of the foundation will be present to distribute the items in his absence. Eleanor Josaitis had been a supporter of the foundation serving as co-chair for the 2010 Braylon Edwards Foundation Brunch and was honored for her service in the community at this year’s event.
The “Turkeys & Toys Giveaway” will take place at the Focus: HOPE Conference Center located at 1300 Oakman Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48238. Due to the responsiveness of the past events, Focus: HOPE has pre-selected families to participate in the program; it is not open to the public.
Turkeys & Toys 2010 – – Braylon Edwards Foundation
The Braylon Edwards Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing and meeting the needs of under-served youth in the concentrated area of education. The Foundation’s goal is to emphasize the importance of education by providing scholarships and incentives to youth who demonstrate strong commitment and effort to excel in academics, conduct, and community volunteerism. http://www.braylonedwardsfoundation.org/
Focus: HOPE a non-profit organization dedicated to intelligent and practical solutions to the problems of hunger, economic disparity, inadequate education, and racial divisiveness. For over 40 years the organization has served southeast Michigan by providing food and career services programs. http://www.focushope.edu/