$2,800 in Christmas Baskets and Groceries Provided to Newport News residents

Newport News, Va. – Brothers from Kappa Iota Iota (KII) Chapter, Third District of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., uplifted some Newport News residents throughout December 2022. On December 17, 2022, the Brothers of KII conducted a Christmas Basket giveaway. As part of the chapter’s annual event, Chairman, Brother Keenan Williams coordinated with the Department of Social Services to identify residents who would benefit from the program. The Brothers of Kappa Iota Iota assembled the baskets the night before and delivered them to 26 ecstatic recipients on Saturday morning.

On December 23, 2022, the Brothers paved it forward for some residents by paying their grocery bills. The chapter received a donation from Ms. Theresa Cummings in the amount of $750 to be used as part of the chapter’s “Holiday giveaway” program. The Brothers of Kappa Iota Iota chapter added approximately $1,100 through personal donations for more than $1,800 in free groceries.

The event was the culmination of a month of giving, in which the Kappa Iota Iota chapter Brothers donated more than $2,800 through Christmas Baskets and free grocery giveaways. Our gratitude goes out to the residents, Brother Keenan Williams, and the Brothers of Kappa Iota Iota Chapter. The “Service” chapter at its best!!

Submitted by
Brother Michael L. Hawkins Chapter Editor