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Three organizations provide free school supplies to kids in Little Rock

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Little Rock, Arkansas – Three organizations, came together to provide kids in Little Rock with school supplies.

The Sisters of Sophistication In., Nu Delta Fraternity Inc., and the Alpha Chi chapter of The Sophisticated Gentlemen Inc., gave away pencils, pens, notebooks, backpacks, and refreshments at the Living Room Wellness Center in Little Rock.

All of these things kids could need to get ready for school, but it can be very expensive for families. So, each organization pitched in providing $400 in school supplies. “With the pandemic and everything. everything has literally went up, so for us to be able to provide that for those families, it took off a lot from them so they won’t be able to go and try to stress and make sure the kids is okay for the first day of school. so we were very grateful and honored to be able to help them,” stated Sister of Sisters of Sophistication Inc, Stephanie Washington.

For a couple of years, the organizations have come together to serve the community. “We’ve all individually done our own back-to-school donations and drives, but we decided to come together as one to make a bigger impact,” said the brother of Nu Delta Fraternity Inc, Richie White.

According to them, they served around 30-40 families this year. “It was overwhelming because last year we had a good turnout, but this year we ran out twice, so it was a really good thing. I was like, go back to Dollar Tree. go back to Dollar Tree to get some more stuff, so it was exciting. It was exciting and I am ready to do it again,” said the brother of the Alpha Chi Chapter of Sophisticated Gentlemen Inc, Jeremy Honey.

Each organization fundraised on their own, so when they came together, they had hundreds of dollars for supplies. “I would say 200-300, and of course like I said, we ran out twice so of course, we had to go back, so to sum it up I am going to say about 400,” said Washington.

According to them, they plan on coming together more to provide for their communities during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

 

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