Giving back on Thanksgiving
‘Tis the season to give and the members of the Xi Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the Distinguished Gentlemen of Ocean Springs and members of Krewe Unique are doing so in a major way.
These organizations teamed up to help those in need this holiday week for a Thanksgiving Food Drive and Holiday Giveaway.
Each organization submits a number of people in need they’ve invited to the giveaway. As people show up, they present an invitation and receive a bag of Thanksgiving goodies.
Thanks to local sponsorships, the giveaway includes all the Thanksgiving fixings and a turkey. Organizers say it warms their hearts to give back to the community. Rickey Young with the Distinguished Gentlemen said, “If we can just lighten up a burden from a parent. There are so many single parents. We have grandmothers that are raising their grandchild and if we can just lighten that load by just one turkey that means the world to us is to give that one turkey to make Thanksgiving a little better.”