100 Black Men Of Greater Orlando Inc., Shines With Generosity


ORLANDO – A heartwarming annual tradition showcases the profound impact a group of dedicated individuals can have on a community. The 100 Black Men of Greater Orlando Inc. once again spreads Thanksgiving joy by providing turkey and all the trimmings to four local churches. This generous giveaway allows pastors to share the holiday spirit with the community they serve. Pastor Willie Burrell of Orlando Bible Fellowship Baptist Church had one word to describe the event…..AWESOME. Burrell goes on to say, “We received 25 turkey baskets and we could have given away many more. It was a blessing to provide single mothers in our community with food for their dinner table.”

Thanks to the unwavering support of sponsors like Publix, Levy Lee Wesley, Citrus Club, and Coca Cola, the organization ensures that families in need can enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving feast. The Citrus Club, in particular, went above and beyond by donating 10 fully cooked Thanksgiving meals, embodying the spirit of community generosity.

President Emeritus, Paul Snead Jr., says, “The annual Thanksgiving giveaway is not just a charitable act; it’s a testament to the power of community and the enduring spirit of generosity.” As the 100 Black Men of Greater Orlando continue to provide these holiday baskets, they send a clear message that they are unwavering in their commitment to making Orlando a better place for everyone. This collaborative effort not only showcases the power of community involvement but also highlights the positive impact community partnerships can have during the holiday season.

A notable addition to this year’s effort was the invaluable contribution from the dedicated members of the “RISE LEAGUE.” Under the leadership of Dwight Thompson (CEO) and Dmitri Thompson (CO/CEO), along with the hard work of Mr. Josiah Johnson, Liam Davis, Ashley Clerrobrun, and Kyia Evans, these young men and women played a crucial role in loading and unloading products for the event and supporting pastors in their mission.

The 100’s mission extends far beyond just providing food during the holiday season. Their commitment to empowering and supporting the community can be seen through various initiatives, including mentorship programs, educational scholarships, and community outreach efforts. The Thanksgiving giveaway has grown to become a symbol of their commitment to making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate and to uplifting the community.