Oklahoma's Annual Day of Kindness

At McIntyre Law, we do more than just advocating for your legal needs. We are also dedicated to the Oklahoma community and its success. For the last 13 years, in partnership with other organizations and law firms, we've given away thousands of free Thanksgiving turkeys to Oklahoma families along with a day of fun activities and delicious food.

McIntyre Law's 14th Annual Day of Kindness

Along with the Oklahoma Association for Justice, Lawyers Fighting Hunger, the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, and more than 100 Oklahoma trial lawyers and law firms, McIntyre Law will distribute free Thanksgiving turkeys for food-insecure families at the Annual Day of Kindness. The team at McIntyre Law loves participating in giving back to our community. If times have been difficult for your family, we want to help.

Join us Friday, November 17, 2023 at 8 a.m. for our 14th Annual Day of Kindness! Turkeys will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis until they're gone.

McIntyre Law's turkey giveaway location is:

Southern Hills Baptist Church
8601 South Pennsylvania Ave. OKC
Group photo of participants of 2018 Turkey Giveaway

What is World Kindness Day?

World Kindness Day is a celebration and highlight of good deeds toward others, embracing positivity and the power of a united community. The World Kindness Movement introduced this back in 1998, and it's usually observed around the world on November 13. Over time, this movement has evolved into a World Kindness Week celebration across the United States and other countries.

What World Kindness Week Means to the Oklahoma Community

Oklahoma is among the states with the highest food insecurity in the nation, with 1 in 6 people suffering from hunger. Wintertime is especially troublesome for many families because they have to choose between paying for food or utilities to stay warm. That's why McIntyre Law is committed to providing a hot, satisfying, nutritious holiday meal to these families every year.

To donate, go to the Lawyers Fighting Hunger website or mail a check to the attention of Hugh Robert at 15 W. 6th St., Ste. 2800, Tulsa, OK 74119. Checks should be made payable to Lawyers Fighting Hunger, Inc. Lawyers Fighting Hunger, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) organization.

How It All Started

About 17% of Oklahomans live in poverty, which leaves 1 in 4 children at risk of going to bed hungry. Personal injury law firm McIntyre Law is on a mission to not let that happen, especially around the holidays. Each year, hundreds of Oklahoma trial lawyers band together to raise money to help give families a Thanksgiving dinner.

Candid photo of the 2018 Turkey Giveaway

Eleven years ago, the idea for the Annual Day of Kindness started when Noble McIntyre was walking through his church's foyer and saw a pamphlet outlining the exact cost of a Thanksgiving dinner. For an average family of four, it averaged about $40-50, and with many Oklahomans being considered food-insecure, this holiday may turn into a season of hunger instead of celebration.

After the first Thanksgiving turkey giveaway, Noble realized that families arriving at their event may even be hungry that day. Some had gone several days without food. It was then that Noble McIntyre decided that it wasn't going to be just turkeys being given away. Each year following, multiple different local businesses and organizations got together to provide many other activities and giveaways.

November 19
$107,500 raised
~7,500 turkeys and hams given
~5,000 fed on-site
November 20
$91,000 raised
2,500 turkeys given in OKC
5,000 turkeys given statewide (5 locations)
~10,000 fed on-site
November 21
$90,000 raised
2,500 turkeys given in OKC
~ 4,500 fed on-site (4 locations)
November 23
$100,000 raised
2,500 turkeys given in OKC
5,000 turkeys given statewide (5 locations)
~ 10,000 fed on-site
November 16
$105,000 raised
2,500 turkeys given in OKC
5,000 turkeys given statewide (5 locations)
~ 10,000 fed on-site
November 17
$90,000 raised
2,000 turkeys given in OKC
4,200 turkeys given statewide (5 locations)
~ 8,000 fed on-site
November 14
$100,000 raised
2,500 turkeys given in OKC
5,000 turkeys given statewide (4 locations)
~ 7,500 fed on-site
Over $295,000 raised
19,000 turkeys given
More than 23,000 fed on-site

With the help of trial lawyers all around the state, McIntyre Law has been able to reach out to the community and give them the means to cook a Thanksgiving dinner.

Many different nonprofits and community members have come out to this event year after year. The University of Oklahoma's Sooner Schooner along with ponies Boomer and Sooner, OU men's basketball coach Lon Kruger, RUF/NEKS, and cheerleaders, have come out to support the event. This is the only non-OU-sponsored event that the ponies come to!

Community Stories

McIntyre Law loves to hear back from the community, and it's a pleasure to share the words of those who have benefited from the work of volunteer efforts and donations. Hundreds of letters from families were written. Here are a few of them:

I'm a single mother in the TANF program. Every month is a struggle to make ends meet. I didn't know what I was going to do for this Thanksgiving. I was at school when a classmate told me about the free turkey. It is a true blessing to my family and I would like to thank each and everyone for the donations — their time, kindness, and patience.

Thank you so much. I just recently lost my job, lights just got turned off yesterday. I had no money for a turkey or even a Thanksgiving dinner, so I appreciate this. Your kindness today has given me hope.

Thank you for blessing me and my family with a turkey this Thanksgiving! Lord knows I appreciate it. I am a single mother of two. Times get hard, but I never lose faith in the Lord to bless me with the strength to keep pushing and be grateful for all we do have and for people like you! God bless!