to Provide Free Turkeys for Thanksgiving
Beginning at 830 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, Noble McIntyre and McIntyre Law will host the Ninth Annual Day of Kindness at McIntyre Law’s offices, 8601 South Western Ave., Oklahoma City. The event will continue until they have distributed all the free turkeys.
Nine years ago, the seed for the Annual Day of Kindness was planted when Noble McIntyre was walking through his church’s foyer and saw a pamphlet outlining the estimated cost of a Thanksgiving dinner. He found that, for an average family of four, a Thanksgiving meal averages about $50, and with over 17 percent of Oklahomans considered food-insecure, it was obvious that, for some of our neighbors, this holiday is a season of hunger instead of celebration. About 17 percent of Oklahomans live in poverty, which leaves 1 in 4 children at risk of going to bed hungry.
And in fact, after the first Thanksgiving turkey giveaway many years ago, McIntyre said he learned that some families arriving were hungry, with some going three to four days without food.
McIntyre and his firm set forth upon a mission to not let families go hungry, especially around the holidays. Each year, Oklahoma trial lawyers who are members of the Oklahoma Association For Justice band together to raise money to help give families a Thanksgiving dinner.
This year, with the help other plaintiff lawyers all around the state, McIntyre Law will serve the community and give them the means to cook a Thanksgiving turkey at home. McIntyre Law will team up with over 100 law firms and attorneys to raise more than $100,000 to feed Oklahomans all over the state. These funds will provide over 5,000 frozen turkeys to be given to the public.