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UAPB fraternity donates 100 toys to Stuff the Sleigh


Members of the fraternity served as elves delivering nearly 100 items to a local Wal-Mart located on Bowman Street in Little Rock. Upon hearing about the cause from Today's THV This Morning (Channel 11), Alice 107.7, and Stuff the Sleigh, Inc. that toys were needed to meet this year's wish list for Arkansas's foster children, members of the chapter leaped into service.

Members of the chapter purchased and accepted donations of nearly 100 items to be disbursed to children all over the state. The team that delivered the toys was also given a special treat, they were interviewed on live television and broadcast all over the state.

Sylvester Barrow Jr., a member of the chapter stated, "When we heard that children in our state needed toys to make this holiday season special, we knew we had to meet this need".

"These young men continue to amaze me with their ingenuity in addressing issues that many would consider too great to conquer," said Jason D. McGehee, advisor to the fraternity. "Within 48 hours of hearing about this unmet need these young people became [agents of change]-- gathering and delivering nearly 100 items for our states' foster children".

Stuff the Sleigh, Inc. was created in 2002 when a need arose to help foster children experience the Merry Christmas they deserve. Many of these children, through no fault of their own, were unable to be at home with their families during the holidays and were suffering in an unnecessary way by missing the childlike joy that comes with opening presents with a new special toy meant just for them. Stuff the Sleigh, Inc. was created to bring back the magic of Christmas to these foster children and show them that people do care.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded on the campus of Howard University on January 9, 1914. The principles of the organization are Brotherhood, Scholarship, and Service.

(Source: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff)