Cash Money Records co-founders, brothers Ronald “Slim” Williams and Bryan “Birdman” Williams,” started a turkey giveaway for New Orleans families in need at Thanksgiving in 1996.
Over the last 20 years, the label exploded from a local phenomenon to massively influential international success.
“For us, it all comes down to charity,” Ronald “Slim” Williams said in a statement.
“The moment that we had the resources and blessings to give back.
1996 was an important milestone for the label as we received the opportunity to do something good for our city.
The giveaway is part of our who we are as a company and a family, and it will be forever.”
Walmart supplied turkeys for donation, with sides and stuffing donated by Sam’s Club.
Rouses supplied other donations as well as lunch for volunteers and event vendors.
Line 4 Line — from LSU’s Museum of Art’s Neighborhood Arts Project — will offer free haircuts to boys ages 2-13 in exchange for them reading a book.
There also are health screenings from Ochsner from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
A mobile game truck from Games on Wheels.
Music from Q93.3-FM.
Appearances will include the Williams brothers, “special guests” also included HotBoy Turk and more.
“It was the most powerful feeling to uplift the community we call home,” Bryan “Birdman” Williams said in a statement.
“It gets better as we go along.
God has given us so much, and giving back is the ultimate blessing.”
Take a look at the gallery below to check out HotBoy Turk celebrating for this year’s Turkey Drive.