The members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Kappa Chapter, and members of the I. U. Dons, Inc. will join together to collect for those in need on Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, November 27, in two Gary stores.
The Omegas will volunteer at Save More, 9th & Broadway and the Dons will collect donations in Fresh County Market from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Monies collected will give a boost to the I. U. Dons, Inc. 49th Annual Penny-A-Ton Drive. The idea of the drive is to collect 300,000 pennies, equivalent to $3,000. The proceeds will be used to provide clothes, food and toys to those in need during the Christmas season. Recipients will be identified by social workers in the Gary schools.
Dr. Vernon G. Smith, Dons’ president, asks that people give generously, noting that the need is great this year.
Persons in need should contact the social worker at the school their child attends. The Dons do not take direct referrals from those in need, Smith said.