Monday, November 14, 2011
Actor and Activist Tank Jones Launches “Feed the 5,000” Campaign to Help Phoenix Families in Need during Holiday Season
Film star (Breaking Bad, Stitched) & advocate Tank Jones, along with his 501 ©(3) organization, Choices Empowerment, announces the launch of a valley-wide campaign to deliver food and gifts to families in need during the holiday season.
Phoenix, AZ, November 14, 2011 - Film star (Breaking Bad, Stitched) & advocate Tank Jones, along with his 501 ©(3) organization, Choices Empowerment, announces the launch of a valley-wide campaign to deliver food and gifts to families in need during the holiday season.
On December 17, 2011, partners of the project, dubbed, Feed the 5,000, will disseminate food, donated clothing, and gifts for children at 4 distribution sites across the north, south, east and west ends of Phoenix.
Individuals, communities & businesses are encouraged to make donations directly on the Choices Empowerment website to underwrite the initiative at: http://www.whatischoices.com/feed5000/index.html. According to Jones, even $10 will help provide a meal for a family.
Local food pantries, non-profits and faith based organizations serving needy communities should contact Choices Empowerment via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at: 480.382.4446 to enlist as recipients for Feed the 5,000.
A Personal Mission: Empowering Others to Succeed
Drawing from his faith background, the idea to help 5,000 people was inspired in part by a personal experience from years back.
“I belonged to a church where we would participate in “drive-by blessings.” We’d leave food and clothes for families in need. When you see the joy on a child’s face – and the relief on a parent’s – when they receive a toy, well, it feels great to know they’re going to have a joyous holiday in the midst of their struggles. We can be an answer to prayer.”
After achieving Hollywood success, Jones, who attended ASU and splits time between Phoenix and L.A., was not content to merely rack achievements for himself – but to give back.
Jones founded Choices Empowerment to spread an affirming message to youth. “Every person has the power within himself to improve his quality of life,” said Jones. “But we want to walk alongside and offer encouragement.”
No stranger to hardship, during one particular dry spell in his life, Jones made the decision to sell his plasma in order to get money for food. “I know what it’s like to be in need around the holidays,” he said.
For a personal message from Tank Jones, visit: http://www.whatischoices.com/feed5000/index.html, and find him on Facebook.
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