Community Collaboration Feeds 300 Families in Austin

L to R: Winston G. Williams, BPA Pres., Dinita Caldwell, BPA V.P., Ebonie D. Trice, CEO, Mission Accomplished and Gregory Harrington, BPA Pres. Emeritus. Photos by Robert Silver Photography.
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Thanks to an innovative partnership between the Black Professional Alliance (BPA) and the homeless services non-profit Mission Accomplished – along with the African American Youth Harvest Foundation– some 300 Austin families will enjoy a full-spread for their Thanksgiving Day dinner this year.

They touch and aid the most vulnerable of us.

“This partnership with Mission Accomplished illustrates our mission of creative collaboration,” says Winston G. Williams, BPA president. “We’re about solving entrenched problems in our community, together.” Williams says the organization is looking forward to working with Mission Accomplished on future projects. “They touch and aid the most vulnerable of us. It’s our honor to be a part of that.”

“BPA is a key resource in Austin,” says Ebonie Trice, founder and CEO of Mission Accomplished. “It’s always good to work with other African American organizations to accomplish a community mission. I appreciate BPA joining us to make this happen.”  The organizations worked together on two giveaways. The first was sponsored by Mission Accomplished and gifted families with 200 turkey dinners.

The second event was in conjunction with 95.9 RnB and the Steve Harvey Morning Show. Harvey’s show gave away 8,000 turkeys nationwide. As part of that effort, the radio station donated 100 turkeys to local families in need.We added all of the sides to make it a full Thanksgiving feast,” says Trice.

This is the season for giving and gratitude, and it’s always time to support Black organizations with positive impact in Austin. So, whether you can give financial support, a few hours of your time to volunteer, or just a like and a share on social media, reach out to a Black organization today and say “Thanks for what you do!”

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