Just days before the Buffalo community rallied together to support the Bills through a Buffalo snowstorm by ensuring the players could make it out of their driveways and to the airport for the Bills-Browns game, it was the players giving back to their beloved community ahead of Thanksgiving.
A community that supports their hometown team through everything and anything, and one that the Bills hold near and dear to their hearts — especially when the holidays roll around.
Diggs’ Turkey Drive
Making an impact and giving back to the community is important to WR Stefon Diggs, who hosted a turkey giveaway for over 600 families last Tuesday at the William-Emslie YMCA on Buffalo’s East Side. After a tragedy struck this neighborhood back in May, Diggs felt this is where his help was needed the most.
“All I can do is try to help,” Diggs said. “Giving back is the main thing. So this holiday season, ease the stress a little bit for families and make it seem a little bit easier. Things are hard, times are hard, especially in this community.”
It’s a tradition for Diggs to give back around one of his favorite holidays which falls right around his birthday (Nov. 29). With the help of Imagine Staffing, they connected with Danielle Roberts, the Executive Director of the William-Emslie YMCA, to put the turkey drive together. Roberts and the YMCA were ecstatic when they heard that Diggs wanted to make sure that this specific community had turkeys and enough food to celebrate Thanksgiving.
“We’ve been through so much trauma, and our kids and our community don’t usually get celebrities coming into their community center,” Roberts said. “The holidays are a hard time for people, especially those who have lost loved ones and with financial hardship right now, so this was a great partnership to put this event on.”
Buffalo native Pamela Gant was beyond appreciative of Diggs’ generosity which will go a long way for her friends and her family when they sit down for Thanksgiving dinner. And as a…