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December
20

Thank You For Making Turkeys for the Triangle A Success!

Our 2017 Turkeys for the Triangle program donated a record-breaking 4,500 turkeys to feed more than 25,000 people this holiday season thanks to the generosity of our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate team and Butterball, LLC.

From service members at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and Camp Lejeune to neighbors in need in our local communities supported by nonprofits like Raleigh Rescue Mission and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, our Turkeys for the Triangle birds served to anchor holidays meals and bring cheer in trying times.  

We "tossed" out our second and final turkey donation with help from the U.S. Veterans Corps and our kind agents and staff earlier this week and capped off the annual outreach effort today with our exciting raffle drawing at Johnson Lexus of Raleigh.

"I'll tell you what, it's one of those things," said Don Walston, company founder and chairman, as he spoke about the outreach effort. "It's hard to describe the benefit when you see someone who really appreciates what you're doing for them– it's a– I don't know how to describe it, but it's a warm feeling."

Walston began Turkeys for the Triangle nearly 15 years ago after hearing a radio story about a turkey donation effort the "Godfather of Soul" James Brown began in his hometown of Augusta, Ga. "As I rode along listening to the radio, I got to thinking—if James Brown can giveaway 1,000 turkeys, well then, we could too. As we've gotten into this, we've learned that a number of people don't get to have turkey at Thanksgiving and Christmas and it's truly shocking. Our goal is to grow this program to give away 10,000 or 15,000 turkeys each year."

To date, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry Walston's Turkeys for the Triangle program has donated over 30,000 turkeys to feed more than 150,000 people during the holidays.

Gobbling with Gratitude

Our Turkeys for the Triangle program would not be possible without support from a number of local organizations and people.

We've had the tremendous privilege of partnering with Garner-based Butterball, LLC to expand our turkey donations for the past four years. A dedicated program partner, the charitable company donated 1,500 of its sizable Butterball brand birds to Turkeys for the Triangle this year as part of its annual Thanksgiving outreach efforts. "Addressing the needs of the communities where our employees live and work is part of our core values of giving, and through our participation in Turkeys for the Triangle, we are able to serve families in need in the area we call home," said Kerry Doughty, company president and CEO.

Johnson Lexus of Raleigh is another long-standing Turkeys for the Triangle partner we value greatly. Year-after-year, Johnson Lexus of Raleigh has offered up a valuable one-year lease on a new Lexus sedan as the grand prize for our Turkeys for the Triangle. This extraordinary prize is always a crowd favorite!

And, last, but never least, we must pay tribute to our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents and staff, especially annual top ticket salesman Tim McBrayer. We cannot fully express the gratitude we hold for every one of you. Your support of Turkeys for the Triangle is outstanding.

Want to know who won?

Wondering who won the one-year lease on a new 2018 Lexus? Benjamin Passwaters is your man! He will soon get behind the wheel of a new Lexus sedan courtesy of our Turkeys for the Triangle partner Johnson Lexus of Raleigh.

Other lucky winners included:

  • One-year membership to Massage Envy – Teri Wray
  • Yeti Cooler – Preety Stockton
  • $500 Crabtree Valley Mall Gift Card – Mary Conyers
  • $500 Target Gift Card – Chris Griffin
  • $500 Bailey's Fine Jewelry Gift Card – Tim McBrayer
  • $500 Restaurant Gift Card – Meagan Fuller
  • 55" Flat Screen TV – JoAnn Garry
  • Weber Grill – Robert Hart
  • 4 DPAC tickets – Frank Tangari
  • 4 N.C. State Basketball tickets – Benjamin Passwaters
  • 4 Carolina Hurricane tickets – Jose Santiago
  • Mobile Car Detailing Gift Card – Telmo Llanga & Feliciano Ortez
November
28

#GivingTuesday | Turkeys for the Triangle

Did you scoop up the latest and greatest deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Perhaps you can use some of the money you saved on the gifts you bought to help others today.

Giving Tuesday is a special day that wraps up the spirited frenzy that after-Thanksgiving sales tend to cause. It's a day to give back so that nonprofit organizations can move forward with their holiday outreach efforts.

There are a number of deserving organizations right here in the Triangle region that would appreciate your support including our Turkeys for the Triangle program.

Feeding Neighbors in Need

Established nearly 15 years ago, Turkeys for the Triangle has donated over 28,000 turkeys to anchor holiday meals for more than 120,000 neighbors in need.

This year, Turkeys for the Triangle will distribute a record-breaking 4,500 turkeys to more than 100 local nonprofits and active military and veterans organizations. The first allotment of 2,500 turkeys was handed out just before Thanksgiving and another 2,000 birds will be donated ahead of Christmas. 

Help Us Help Others

Will you help us help others? You can donate to Turkeys for the Triangle by purchasing a raffle ticket or three (or more!) online at www.TurkeysfortheTriangle.com.

Turkeys for the Triangle raffle tickets are $10 each or three for $20.

Not only will your raffle ticket donation advance our cause, but you'll be entered to win high-value prizes including:

 
GRAND PRIZE

One-year lease on a 2018 Lexus

from Johnson Lexus of Raleigh

PRIZES

One-year membership to Massage Envy

$500 Gift Card to Bailey's Fine Jewelry

$500 Gift Card to Crabtree Valley Mall

$500 Gift Card to Your Favorite Restaurant

$500 Gift Card to Target

Four (4) Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) Tickets

Four (4) Carolina Hurricanes Tickets

Four (4) N.C. State University Basketball Tickets

Yeti Cooler Prize Pack

Mobile Car Detailing Gift Card

55" Flat Screen TV

Weber Grill

Turkeys for the Triangle raffle prizes will be awarded on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at Johnson Lexus of Raleigh on Capital Boulevard; winners need not be in attendance.  

 
November
16

Turkeys for the Triangle Donates 2,500 Thanksgiving Turkeys

Our first Turkeys for the Triangle distribution event was a tremendous success!

Box trucks, cargo vans, pickup trucks, and SUVs lined up at our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston corporate office to collect and deliver more than 2,500 frozen turkeys to nonprofit and military organizations across the Triangle region.

It was a great day to Help People Win, a commitment our company founder and chairman and Turkeys for the Triangle founder holds near and dear.

"I'll tell you what, it's one of those things," said Don Walston. "It's hard to describe the benefit when you see someone who really appreciates what you're doing for them– it's a– I don't know how to describe it but it's a warm feeling."

Butterball, A Proud Turkeys for the Triangle Partner

Butterball partners with Turkeys for the TriangleA four-year partner of our Turkeys for the Triangle program, Butterball generously donated 1,500 of the 2,500 turkeys we handed out this week. 

"Butterball is proud to help supply the turkeys for the Thanksgiving Turkey Toss for the fourth straight year," said Kerry Doughty, company president and CEO. "Addressing the needs of the communities where our employees live and work is part of our core values of giving, and through our participation in Turkeys for the Triangle, we are able to serve families in need in the area we call home."

A Record-Breaking Donation

In front of a crowd of company volunteers and US Veterans Corps members, Walston and HPW Foundation President Matt Horton announced that Turkeys for the Triangle will add another 500 turkeys to its second holiday distribution event bringing its total Christmas donation to 1,500 birds.

With the additional birds, Turkeys for the Triangle will donate a record 4,500 turkeys to nourish neighbors this year. 

 

Turkeys for the Triangle Raffle Fundraiser 

We're still selling Turkeys for the Triangle raffle tickets to gather funds to support our Christmas Turkeys for the Triangle turkey donation.
 
Turkeys for the Triangle raffle tickets are $10 each or three for $20.
 
Raffle prizes include:
- a one-year lease on a 2018 Lexus from Johnson Lexus of Raleigh
- a one-year Massage Envy membership
- high-value gift cards to Bailey's Fine Jewelry, Crabtree Valley Mall and Target
- a Yeti Cooler
- Carolina Hurricanes and DPAC tickets, and more.
 
Raffle prizes will be awarded just before Christmas at Johnson Lexus of Raleigh on Capital Boulevard; winners need not be in attendance. 
 
Visit www.TurkeysfortheTriangle.com to buy your raffle tickets today! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
November
9

Veterans Day Events and Memorials

Veterans Day Events and MemorialsVeterans Day is an important day of recognition in our country.

It is a day to pay tribute to the numerous men and women who staked their lives for our own and proudly served to protect our families and freedoms. It's a day to show gratitude for our nation's heroes.

While we are always grateful for their commitment, we are especially thankful for the opportunity to recognize them on this day.

Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate team proudly salutes all veterans in our local communities and across the nation for the sacrifices they made during their years of service.

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

 

Area Veterans Day Events

 

Durham Veterans Day Recognition Luncheon and Celebration

Durham County Human Services Complex

414 East Main Street in Durham

Thursday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

 

Hillsborough Veterans Day Breakfast

Passmore Center

103 Meadowlands Drive in Hillsborough

Friday, Nov. 10 at 8:30 a.m.

Veterans and family members invited to attend

 

Holly Springs Veterans Day Ceremony

Veterans Park

600 Bikram Drive in Holly Springs

Friday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m.

 

Orange County Veterans Day Ceremony

Orange County Veterans Memorial at Chapel Hill

Adjacent to the Southern Human Services Center off Homestead Road in Chapel Hill

Friday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m.

 

2017 North Carolina Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony

Downtown Raleigh

Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Parade at 9 a.m.; lineup begins at 8 a.m.

The parade weaves through downtown Raleigh started at South Salisbury Street between Martin and Lenoir streets

Ceremony at 11 a.m.

State Capitol

1 East Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh

 

Cary Veterans Day Observance

Veterans Freedom Park

1513 North Harrison Avenue in Cary

Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. to noon

 

Garner Veterans Day Observance

Aversboro Road Baptist Church

1600 Aversboro Road in Garner

Saturday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to noon

 

Wake Forest Veterans Day Observance

Veterans' Memorial of Wake Forest

Located beside the clubhouse at Heritage Wake Forest

Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.

 

Wayne County Veterans Day Parade

South Center Street in downtown Goldsboro

Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.

  

Area Veterans Memorials and Monuments

 

Durham Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial

Behind the Edison Johnson Recreation Center

600 West Murray Avenue in Durham

 

Garner Veterans Memorial

Located at 921 Buffaloe Road in Garner

 

North Carolina Veterans Monument

Located in Capitol Square in downtown Raleigh

 

NC Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Located in Union Square in downtown Raleigh

 

Raleigh National Cemetery

Located at 501 Rock Quarry Road in Raleigh

 

Veterans Freedom Park

Located at 1513 North Harrison Avenue in Cary

 

Veterans Memorial Garden

Next to the Mebane Police Station on U.S. 70 and Fifth Street in Mebane

 

Veterans' Memorial of Wake Forest

Located beside the clubhouse at Heritage Wake Forest

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