Charlotte Delta Force: Making a difference through Steve's Coats for Kids

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“I’m often thinking about the children in our community. Thinking about my upbringing and my childhood and how hard it was for my mom.” Pamela Murphy-Lewis, President of the Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, said.

For the past three years, the chapter has collected coats for Steve’s Coats for Kids to help keep local area children warm in the winter. WSOC-TV’s Steve’s Coats for Kids collects coats for local area children who live in need, and the coats are distributed by Crisis Assistance Ministry.

Murphy-Lewis grew up in a single parent home. “Not having the best opportunities has made me think about how I could make a difference.” Murphy-Lewis said.  “Community service Is the heartbeat of what we do as an organization. We’re always looking for opportunities to make a difference and we know the need is critical in the winter.”

In honor of their 75th anniversary, the chapter has set a goal to collect at least 75 new and gently used coats for the Steve’s Coats for Kids drive. “My hope is that we can continue to work to achieve equity for everyone. No matter race, gender or economic circumstance, we all should be able to live our best lives.” Murphy-Lewis said. “As a community we should remain vigilant and strive to do better.”

 

Click here to find how you can help at www.StevesCoatsForKids.com

Click here for a map of Steve's Coats for Kids Donation Locations.

If you have an inspiring story and you or your group is collecting coats for Steve's Coats for Kids, please contact WSOC-TV Community Affairs Manager Kevin Campbell at kevin.campbell@wsoctv.com

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