Local sorority builds 10 beds and distributes backpacks for needy children

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The Nu Sigma Omega Chapter in Tupelo, Mississippi put their woodworking and carpentry skills to the test as they built 10 twin beds in partnership with Beds for Kids, an organization committed to providing beds to children that previously slept on the floor.

“It goes without saying that no child in Northeast Mississippi should have to sleep on the floor. Unfortunately, some families are doing all they can to make ends meet and cannot afford additional furniture expenses,” said Target 3 co-chair Jennifer Lindsey. “Not only do we make the beds, we have the honor of delivering them directly into the homes of these deserving families.” In addition to their new bed, each recipient receives a mattress, waterproof mattress cover, a comforter, a sheet set, pillows, a stuffed animal, and a storybook.

The following week, sorority members also distributed nearly 100 backpacks filled with school supplies at a COVID vaccine drive held at New Zion Baptist Church in Plantersville, Mississippi. “It is imperative that students and their families are adequately prepared to return to the classroom this fall. Being vaccinated and having the necessary supplies are essential,” stated chapter member Antoinette Freeman.

The Nu Sigma Omega Chapter in Tupelo is led by its President, Dr. Emily Tucker, and has approximately 90 members.

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Local sorority builds 10 beds and distributes backpacks for needy children

By Jackson Advocate News Service
October 28, 2021