Mediator Steven Jaffe Appeals for Help With 14-Year Thanksgiving Passion Project

Republished with the permission of the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates

November 2023

From Steven Jaffe, Esq.

Subject: 2023 Turkey-Give-Away, Inc.  

Dear family and friends:

I come to ask you again to support me in a passion to feed the hungry.                              

Over the past 14 years, my friends, along with lawyers and many law firms, have donated time and money to help provide turkeys and fixings to loving families who need our help, and I want to say thank you.  As many of you know, I have asked for donations to help this cause for years. This year is no exception. My friends and former law partners, along with a very dedicated group of civic-minded friends, have personally delivered a full Thanksgiving dinner to families located in a community comprised of some of the county's most needy families.

This project began 14 years ago by feeding 75 families and has grown so much that we delivered Thanksgiving dinner to almost 800 families last year.

This is the best day of our year. Last year we fed 2,400 people. This year we have grown to 850 turkeys and feeding more than 3,000 people.

The delivery includes a 10-12 lb. turkey along with all the fixings to make a complete family dinner for 4. Due to continued rising costs, we are again reaching out to our friends and asking for a small contribution. Would you please take part in this very worthwhile event by contributing $500 (any amount will be accepted)? These monies will go to offset a budget that has grown to over $15,000.

Rest assured that every penny will be put toward the food. We personally pick up the turkeys and load them into trucks early in the a.m. on the day of delivery. If you want to spend a half-day with us personally walking door to door to hand out the packages of food, please come. It will be one of the best 4 hours of your year.

We have set up a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit “TURKEY GIVE AWAY, INC.,” so, as we grow hopefully the support from our friends can grow.

We have also created a link to our PAY PAL account to make giving that easy, just click and donate. You can also use the QR Code which appears below:

So, thanks for the consideration, and, if you are inclined, please contribute using PayPal using the link above, the QR code (below) or send me a check. My address is 1009 SE 9th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.

For those who would like to attend:

WhereGolden Acres Community Center, 1050 NW 18TH DRIVE, POMPANO BEACH, FL 33069

WhenNEW DATE ... Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023, 12 noon

WhatTo have a light lunch (hot dogs/burgers and soft drinks) and meet up with the great people who will feed 500 families. This year, while we wait for the turkeys to arrive, we will be having a soccer and/or football game for the families and any neighborhood kids who want to play. Bring your families and friends.

THEN, AROUND 1PM: Walk house-to-house and deliver of all the dinners to the people in the community.


Steven R. Jaffe, Esq.
Florida Supreme Court Certified
Civil Circuit Mediator
Upchurch Watson White & Max
800-264-2622/Cell 954-647-8158

Scan QR Code below to make a contribution to Turkey Give Away, Inc.



Mediators Rodney A. Max and Steven R. Jaffe at last year's turkey giveaway.
Mediators Rodney A. Max and Steven R. Jaffe at last year's turkey giveaway.

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