The Deltas’ Joy of Giving Toy Drive

Special to The Truth

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … for many families. And the members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, strive annually to make the season as wonderful as possible for even more families.

Annually, the local alumnae chapter sorority members host a toy drive to bring joy to the children of Lucas County Children’s Services (LCCS) and recently, Family House. For more than a decade, they’ve collected thousands of toys to be given to children in need in our community.

“Service is what we do and we would not be able to do our duties as a sorority if we did not help our community,” said Aleshia Furr, Joy of Giving committee chair.

Due to COVID-19 and the ongoing pandemic, the evening holiday celebration was cancelled for the second year in a row. However, service to the community does not cease. These times call for creativity!

“This is an opportunity for the community to say, ‘hey, I can at least give something for someone else, as opposed to keeping it within themselves. We have to help others in order for us to succeed in life,” said Hall-Rollins

This year’s drive was a drive-thru at Bowsher High School. On Saturday, December 4, Delta members collected toys to be donated to LCCS and Family House. The sorority emphasized the importance of donating African-American dolls for the Drive considering the scarcity of such items in stores.

The chapter’s goal is to donate 500 toys this year to area families.