Each December, the North Carolina Chapter partners with Operation Holiday Cheer to help support a family going through rough times enjoy the holiday season. Operation Holiday Cheer located a family for us to contact. We found out that the family includes a single mom with two boys ages 3 and 11, as well as a 7 year old girl. A hat was passed around at each meeting in November for brothers to make donations. Alumni were also notified and gave very generous donations. We raised about $450 from brothers and alumni.
The Needy Family Committee traveled to Burlington Coat Factory on Thursday November 29th
at 5:30 pm. They purchased a watch for the mother as well as clothing and toys for the children. Each child received a brand new coat, warm hat, gloves, and boots. Toys included a tool set, nail polish set and toy car. The chapter also decided to donate a six-foot Christmas tree from our fundraiser. During the tree pick-up, seven brothers wrapped the presents for the family in colorful wrapping paper. Seven brothers participated on December 1st
at 9am. The committee delivered the gifts to the family on December 4th
. The brotherhood hopes to have a positive impact on the community and spread joy to those going through rough times.