Sigs Help Make the Season Bright
Every year, Lafayette Urban Ministries organizes the Jubilee Christmas Celebration to help bring Christmas to families who otherwise could not afford it.
The last two years Delta Delta has been one of 27 sites that in 2016 hosted a total of 684 families and shopped for 1,913 children. The brothers hosted 18 families and provided gifts for 38 children at the chapter house with the help of the ladies of Delta Gamma. This compared to 15 families and 18 kids last year.
Working together the Sigs and DG’s raised almost $1500 through different events including Puppies on the Mall, OktoberFest, and doing yard work for people in the Lafayette community.
These funds, along with the brothers donating many of the toys, allowed the Sigs and DG’s to give three toys to every child under the age of 12; a $25 gift card for every child over the age of 12; a gift card of $25 or $35 (depending on the size of the family) for food; and a ham, cookies, and a blanket for each family.