Since 1989, The "100" , through their Thanksgiving Food Drive, have purchased and assembled “baskets” with traditional Thanksgiving meals for needy Miami-Dade and Broward County residents. To date The 100 Black Men of South Florida have delivered more than 12,000 baskets to families from as far as Florida City to Sunrise, Florida. This is made possible through partnerships with PUBLIX supermarkets, UPS, and Global Communication Networks, Inc. This is the third year that GCN will participate in this worthy event helping economically disadvantaged families and children. In addition to their sponsorship, GCN employees will also be volunteering their time to help package the “baskets” for delivery.
"As an employee of GCN for the last 3 years, I can truly say that GCN is definitely a family atmosphere and that GCN staff believes in giving back to the South Florida community, and to those that are less fortunate. It starts at the top with our President and CEO, Chris Palermo, and runs throughout the entire organization. We all share a common belief that we are all in this together so let's lend a hand to those in need". Says Bobby Hall; GCN Strategic Account Manager, Board Member 100BMSF Thanksgiving Food Drive
GCN is always looking for ways to give back to the local South Florida community with events such as the Thanksgiving Food Drive, Boca’s Ballroom Battle benefiting the George Snow Foundation, The Dolphins Cycling Challenge benefiting the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the “100’s” Christmas Shopping Spree to give disadvantaged children, who may not otherwise have a Christmas the chance to celebrate the holiday.
“The 100 Black Men of South Florida continues to seek strategic partners to assist our organization with helping service the overlooked. With the assistance of GCN, we will be able to serve more than 6000 people this year with our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive”, states Jonathan L Dotson, VP-Operations for the 100 Black Men of South Florida.
The overall 2014 goal is to deliver 800 complete baskets and an additional 800 turkeys with a stretch goal to feed 1000 families this holiday season. As a reminder, 100% of the proceeds goes directly to help those in need.
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About Global Communication Networks, Inc.
Founded in 1997, Global Communication Networks, Inc. (www.gcnsolutions.com) provides businesses, SMB to Fortune 500 companies, with voice, data, colocation, and managed data center services solutions from over 150 partner providers worldwide. GCN is a consultative technology agency that has a broad and diverse toolkit of solutions that works to meet the most challenging needs of their clients, domestically or anywhere in the world. They save their clients time and effort by efficiently managing the right service providers to leverage the best solutions at the most cost-effective price.
About 100 Black Man of South Florida
The 100 Black Men of South Florida, Inc (www.100blackmensf.org) seek to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create an environment where our children are motivated to achieve and to empower young people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve. For more than four decades, 100 Black Men chapters around the globe have touched the lives of more than 500,000 young people. Through the “100′s” Four For The Future: Mentoring, Education, Health & Wellness and Economic Development programs, young people are given a competitive edge.