Dawoodi Bohra Community Partners with Senator Comrie’s Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive

Volunteers from the Dawoodi Bohra Community with Senator Comrie.

The Dawoodi Bohra community in Queens, New York contributed to Senator Leroy Comrie’s 6th Annual Turkey Thanksgiving Giveaway held on Tuesday, November 24. The event was held at the Thomas White Jr. Foundation Center, a local nonprofit organization in Jamaica, Queens, that organizes community-based programs for senior citizens and youth.

Senator Comrie, who represents Southeast Queens’ District 14, organizes the Thanksgiving drive each year to assist needy families. The Dawoodi Bohra community, who worship on Springfield Boulevard in Queens, contributed to
Senator Comrie’s efforts to help families celebrate the holiday.Members of the Bohra community donated to fund more than 100 turkeys and also volunteered to assist with packaging and distribution of the turkeys. As part of the drive, more than 500 turkeys were distributed by Senator Leroy Comrie’s office, along with essential groceries to prepare the turkey. Each package included pamphlets about COVID-19 resources and safety precautions, and a poster with reminders about hand washing and following social distancing protocols during the holiday season.

“We are honored to assist Senator Leroy Comrie and his staff with their annual Thanksgiving turkey drive, especially during a time when local communities have been adversely affected by job losses and face food insecurities. Participation in the drive also aligns with our community’s core beliefs to tackle hunger, malnutrition, and food wastage around the world,” says Taha Adib, spokesperson for the Dawoodi Bohras in New York, who also volunteered at the event.