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With a goal to help over 6,500 families and individuals in need, 2018 marks the sixth year that Big Sean and the Sean Anderson Foundation have partnered to distribute turkeys, canned goods and holiday meal trimmings with Tarence Wheeler Productions. 2018 also marked the event’s 20th anniversary.

​“This day of giving is something that the foundation looks forward to all year,” expressed Rashon Massey, Board Member at the Sean Anderson Foundation. “When we first started this event, in 2013, we were able to give 650 turkeys to families who were likely not going to have a Thanksgiving without our help. Last year, we gave out turkeys, canned goods and boxed foods to over 5,000 families! Not only is that fantastic growth, it’s also a clear indication that children and families throughout Detroit really benefit from this event.”

​The return as a sixth year sponsor of the ALL STAR THANKSGIVING GIVE BACK comes on the heels of the announcement that SAF has donated $10,000 to the Wayne State University HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program, and the funds will be used to provide short-term support to Wayne State students experiencing homelessness or precarious housing situations. In 2016, SAF launched a $25,000 endowment with the program, and in 2017, SAF was able to donate an additional $15,000.

​The ALL STAR THANKSGIVING GIVE BACK also brought together community figures including Member of the Michigan House of Representatives Jewell Jones and 2006 NBA Champion Gary Payton.