But as Marlon began to know himself as a man and figure out his path in life, he was humbled by his past. He analyzed his life and tried to figure out how he would make a difference by being a helping hand to someone else.
19 years ago he decided to step in the world of education as a teacher and it didn’t take long before he realized the students he taught were in fact HIMSELF, many years prior. They were experiencing some of the same issues that many families in the inner city go through on a daily basis. Now the question was how would he assist them.
On November 25, 1997, Marlon had an epiphany. He awoke in the middle of the night and decided he would give back by donating turkeys to families in Oakland. The next morning the McWilson, Friends and Family Network was conceived. Marlon called on family and friends to assist with the purchase and delivery of turkeys. Over the years the Network would grow, more families would be fed, and lives would be affected.