(Lafayette, LA) – The Public Housing Team of the Housing Authority of the City of Lafayette will make Christmas brighter by distributing gifts to children, under the age of 12, who reside in the public housing developments: C. O. Circle, Irene Street, Simcoe Street, Moss Street, Macon Road and MLK. The distribution of these gifts is set for December 21, 2018.
Approximately 200 gifts, for girls and boys, will be donated through the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Lafayette Chapter. The sororities and fraternities who assisted in gathering the gifts and delivering them to the public housing staff for wrapping and labeling were: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. The delivery of these gifts by NPHC is scheduled for Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at the Lafayette Housing Authority.
Ms. Liz Reaux, Recording Secretary for the NPHC, quoted the Council’s Motto, “Different colors and different letters working together to promote service, scholarship, and community.” She also explained, “The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is a collaborative organization of nine historically African American International Greek lettered fraternities and sororities. The primary purpose and focus of member organizations are camaraderie and academic excellence for its members and service to the communities they serve. Each organization promotes community awareness and action through educational, economic, and cultural service activities.”
Mr. Shelton Cobb, Chairperson for the LHA Board of Commissioners, expressed deep appreciation by saying, “The greatest gifts are given during the Christmas season where we demonstrate Faith, Hope and Charity. We remember the reason for the season in giving, exemplified by all of these special gifts donated by the NPHC.”
Mrs. Bean, LHA’s Executive Director/CEO, expressed her gratitude by saying, “The generosity of NPHC is greatly appreciated. This time of year, for many of our families can be difficult, especially not having access to sometimes much needed resources. Through the NPHC’s donations and consideration, our little boys and girls will also have a joyous Christmas.”