Hupy and Abraham continue their holiday tradition of touching the lives of thousands of needy families throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa this holiday season.
The 16th annual Thanksgiving Meal giveaway was held at Pick N' Save at 2255 N. 35th Street on Wednesday November 16th. The law firm donated $3500 to provide Thanksgiving food baskets to families in the Milwaukee area. One hundred families received Thanksgiving food baskets filled with all the ingredients to prepare a complete holiday meal for eight. The program serves to feeds over 800 people in the area.
Tiaysha Bradshaw, organizer of the giveaway, continues a family tradition that began 16 years ago with her late grandmother Stella Wilkerson. After her grandmother passed, Tiaysha's mother, Patsy Bradshaw continued the program until her death. Tiaysha is the third generation to carry on the program.
Local churches, schools, organizations and social workers are contacted to identify families that need assistance. Every year, Tiaysha's family and friends gather to assist with the giveaway.
Pick ‘N Save kindly donated the boxes to package the food. Johnnie Dickens, 35th Street Store Manager, facilitated the program. Hupy & Abraham Shareholder Chad Kreblin was on hand for the event. “We are happy to be able to give back to the community we serve and are very appreciative of all the hard work and dedication of the Bradshaw family," said Attorney Kreblin.
Another 100 families will receive similar baskets for Christmas.