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The Divine Nine Hosts Toy Drive for SCO Families

December 19, 2022 / SCO News

The Divine Nine, a coalition of nine sororities and fraternities, came together to host a party and toy drive for SCO Family of Services youth and families.

 QUEENS, NEW YORK (December 16, 2022) — The Divine Nine sororities and fraternities came together December 8th to throw an all-out holiday bash for SCO Family of Services’ youth and families.

The toy drive took place at SCO’s Ottilie campus in Briarwood, where gifts were made available to all attendees (about 150 in total). Numerous activities were available for youth and families, including a book giveaway arranged by the Queens Public Library, which provided every child in attendance with a new book. Guests were also invited to enjoy a DJ, Balloonist, food, and participate in several giveaways.

The Divine Nine, also known as the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), was founded on May 10, 1930 at Howard University in Washington, DC. with the mission of working together during a time when African Americans were being denied essential rights and privileges afforded to others. Since its inception, the Divine Nine have worked to help local communities, and support organizations like SCO.  The Divine Nine comprises nine different sororities and fraternities, including Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho and Iota Phi Theta.

For the past three years, the Nu Beta Sigma chapter of the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority and the Gamma Rho Sigma chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity have partnered together to host a toy drive for SCO. But this year all members of the Divine Nine joined forces to put on an even bigger toy drive for SCO with the goal of providing even more children with a special gift and a wonderful evening this holiday season.

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