From Councilmember Trayon White, Sr. <[email protected]>
Subject Register for the turkey drive now!
Date November 18, 2022 12:30 PM
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Dear Ward 8 Residents,

It is that time of year again for my office to continue the holiday tradition of hosting the annual Ward 8 Wide Turkey Giveaway. This event will provide a turkey to 2,000 families this Thanksgiving.

On Tuesday, November 22nd, Ward 8 residents will attend one of the designated host sites for a turkey. Register now at one of our distribution locations below:

Name of Event Address Start & End Time of Event
Union Temple Baptist Church 1225 W Street SE, Washington, DC 20020 12:00 PM-6:00 PM
Ward 8 Business Center 4135 Wheeler Road SE, Washington, DC 20032 12:00 PM-3:00 PM
Lydia's House 4101 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SW, Washington, DC 20032 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Congress Park 1345 Savannah St SE, Washington, DC 20032 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Van Ness Elementary School 1150 Fifth Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Stanton Oaks 2424 Elvans Rd SE, Washington, DC 2002 3:00 PM-6:30 PM
Wellington Park 2502 Pomeroy Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020 3:00 PM-6:30 PM
Eagle Academy PCS 3400 Wheeler Road, Washington, DC 20032 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
UPO Petey Greene Community Service Center 2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Woodland Recreation Center 2310 Ainger Place SE, Washington, DC 20020 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM

We want to ensure that Ward 8 families in need enjoy a wholesome meal over the Thanksgiving holiday. If you need a turkey this Thanksgiving, please use the link below to sign-up now.

Registration Link:
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To Participate in this Event:
* Must be a Ward 8 resident
* Provide ID and proof of residency
* One turkey per household. If a duplicate registration is identified, both tickets will be canceled.

Questions or Concerns:
All turkeys will be distributed on a first-come, first-come basis while supplies last. If you have any questions or concerns, please call The Office of Councilmember Trayon White at 202-724-8045 or email [email protected].

In solidarity,
Trayon White, Sr.
Councilmember, Ward 8


What if I am not a Ward 8 resident, can I still register?

We wish we could serve everyone, however, this event is for Ward 8 residents only. If there are turkeys remaining following the event, it will be at the discretion of the host site to provide a turkey to those in need.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

All sites are metro accessible. Most sites have parking lots. Sites without parking lots have street parking.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For questions, please email: Kimberly Harper at [email protected] or call 202-724-8045. Please allow 1-2 business days for a response due to high call volumes.

Do I have to print my ticket to bring to the event?
No, you do not need a printed ticket however, please have your confirmation email available for verification. The confirmation of your order will be in the email you provided at registration.

Can I update my registration information?

Please be sure to register at the location that is most convenient for you. You will not be able to edit your pick-up site once your registration is complete.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Your registration is NON-transferrable.

PLEASE NOTE: Each person may only pick-up one turkey. There is a limit of one turkey per household.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration does not match the person who attends?

The name on the registration MUST match the ID shown to collect the turkey.

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