STAFF DEEP FOCUS NEWS The ladies of the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Celebrate Christmas with residents of Hope Place spreading holiday cheer on Christmas Eve. They handed out 90 toys to kids in families at Halifax Urban Ministries Hope Place. Hope Place serves homeless families.
“The Bible says it's better to give than to receive. We wanted to give them a wonderful Christmas,” said Paula Reed, President Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Toys were also donated from the Books & Bears program at Bethune-Cookman University under Dr. Tasha Lucas-Youmans who is the schools’ Dean of Library Services. Reed said, "That program didn't happen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They donated 45 toys and the Deltas matched." The Deltas also stressed the importance of helping during the holidays; especially with the pandemic. "It's so important to help those in need. With the current pandemic there is such a great need. People have lost loved ones, their jobs and their livelihoods," said Reed.