That’s a wrap! Our 2016 Turkeys for the Triangle program is now complete with a total of 4,000 turkeys donated to feed more than 20,000 neighbors in need, military members, and veterans.
We “tossed” our second and final turkey donation last week with the news that we exceeded our fundraising goal thanks to the hard work of our real estate team who sold raffle tickets to raise money for the program.
“Of all the things I do, Turkeys for the Triangle gives me the most pleasure,” said Don Walston, company founder and chairman. “It breaks my heart to know that so many of our neighbors aren’t able to gather around the table at Thanksgiving and Christmas to enjoy a holiday tradition many of us hold so dear. That knowledge drives me to do more, to grow our turkey donations year after year.”
Started a decade ago by Walston, Turkeys for the Triangle has donated over 24,000 turkeys to feed more than 100,000 people at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Our Turkeys for the Triangle program would not be possible without tremendous support from a number of organizations and people.
For the past three years, we’ve had the privilege of partnering with Garner-based Butterball, LLC to expand our turkey donations. Our Triangle neighbor generously donated 1,500 Butterball brand turkeys to bolster our efforts and feed even more food-insecure families.
Johnson Lexus of Raleigh has stepped up year-after-year to offer up a one-year lease on a new Lexus sedan as the grand prize for our Turkeys for the Triangle program. This extraordinary prize is certainly a driving factor in the success of our raffle ticket sales.
And, lastly, to our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents and staff, especially top ticket salesman Tim McBrayer, thank you, thank you, thank you. Our team’s outpouring of support for this outreach effort never ceases to amaze—it’s truly commendable.
Winner, Winner, Turkey Dinner
We’re excited to announce the winners of our much-anticipated Turkeys for the Triangle raffle.
Congratulations to Karen O’Dwyer in our Pittsboro real estate sales office for winning our raffle grand prize of a one-year lease on a new 2017 Lexus sedan from Johnson Lexus of Raleigh!
Other raffle prize winners include:
- One-year membership to Massage Envy – Karen Ross
- iPad – Phillip Weeks
- $500 Bailey’s Fine Jewelry gift card – Cheryl Ellington
- $500 Target gift card – Shannon Reaves
- 55” flat screen TV – Dorthy King
- Big Green Egg Grill – Crystal Lucas
- $250 restaurant gift card – Caren Daughtridge
- 4 DPAC tickets – Tracy Carbone
- 4 N.C. State Basketball tickets – Katy Shoemaker
- 4 Carolina Hurricane tickets – Jamie Hamlett
- Mobile car detailing gift card – Charles Wright