Award winning musician and actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and his foundation, The Ludacris Foundation, remembers the importance of giving back and extending a helping hand to those that are less fortunate. In what has become a tradition, today The Ludacris Foundation distributed Thanksgiving turkeys, greens, and sweet potatoes to over 250 residents of metro Atlanta. The event was held at the Old Adamsville Recreation Center on 3404 Delmar Lane, SW Atlanta.
The TLF Thanksgiving turkey giveaway is a part of the Foundation’s LudaCares Initiative. The LudaCares Initiative is dedicated to supporting kids and families in need during the holiday season. Providing food, toys and surprise visits.
“This is the foundation’s eleventh year giving away turkeys and distributing food boxes for Thanksgiving. I especially look forward to this time of year because it allows me directly touch the people we are trying to help, said Ludacris. If we all pitch in we can help families who have unfortunately been overwhelmed by a hurting economy and possible joblessness. Collectively we can make a huge difference – You don’t need to be an entertainer or rich to help! Just do something small – something that says that they are not forgotten – something that says they are not alone.”
“Our major focus is youth – at the holiday time we uplift youth by uplifting the family” stated Roberta Shields, President of The Ludacris Foundation. The Foundation helps people year around through our LudaCares Program. “It’s a great feeling to sit with your love ones and share the many blessings that God has bestowed upon us during this holiday season. If we add to their blessings in a small way then we have accomplished our goal.”
About the Ludacris Foundation
The Ludacris Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization. The Foundation inspires youth through education and memorable experiences to live their dreams; thereby uplifting families, communities and fostering economic development. The foundation’s program focus is in three key areas (3L’s): Leadership and Education; Living Healthy and LudaCares. Our efforts reach youth at all age levels.
Founded in 2001 by multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY® award winning artist and actor, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, TLF has achieved notable success. TLF has been named as one of the top twenty “Leading Philanthropy Foundations” by Black Enterprise magazine and featured in The Robb Report’s Worth magazine and The Chronicles on Philanthropy, The Newspaper of the Non-Profit World, for outstanding efforts provided to urban communities. For more information, visit www.theludacrisfoundation.org.