Miccosukee Tribe to Donate Thanksgiving Turkeys to Local Charity

Miami, FL – November 2, 2023 – In the true spirit of giving, the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida will donate 300 turkeys to Nana’s Restart (nanasrestart.org), a local charity based in Overtown, Miami, which provides food, resources, and joy to families in need. The distribution will take place on Friday, November 3, at 10 AM behind the Miccosukee Casino & Resort main building. The Joe Namath Charitable Foundation joins the contribution and will be on-site to present the nonprofit with a monetary donation of $10,000.

“We are proud to be a part of the community and always look for ways to give back, especially during the holiday season. We are excited to donate turkeys to Nana’s Restart to provide meals to those in need,” said Talbert Cypress, Chairman of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida.

Founded in 2013 by Anitrice Jackson, better known as Mama Joy, Nana’s Restart holds annual events supporting children and families in need with home-cooked meals, school uniforms, toys, love, and joy. Inspired by the words of Dr. Maya Angelou and striving to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud, Mama Joy provides meals to hundreds of community members every Thanksgiving with a special celebration. “Mama Joy’s Thanksgiving Feast” served 550 people last year. With this year’s donation, they plan to surpass that number. The holiday meals will be prepared and distributed at Mama Joy’s home in Overtown on Saturday, November 11.

“In times of need, it’s the hands that reach out that make all the difference. The Miccosukee Tribe has reached out with open hearts and hands full of generosity. Thank you for your incredible donation and for being a shining example of community spirit,” expressed Mama Joy with gratitude.


The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida operates three primary establishments: Miccosukee Casino & Resort, Miccosukee Golf & Country Club, and the Miccosukee Indian Village. The cutting-edge gaming facility offers nearly 1,800 slot machines, including a high-limit area, a 20-table Poker Room, a Bingo Hall, and a wide range of entertainment and dining choices. The Resort boasts more than 300 sophisticated rooms equipped with top-notch amenities. The Golf & Country Club showcases an exceptional layout in South Florida, featuring a 27-hole, par 72 course. The Indian Village is a delightful and educational destination for the entire family, including a museum that delves into the Tribe’s history, exhilarating airboat rides, and a gift shop. For additional details, please visit Miccosukee.com.