Tau Gamma Delta Sorority’s 2013 “Trunks for Success” program was held Aug. 3 at The BTW Resource Center in downtown Rocky Mount.
The chairwoman for the sorority’s program was Chanda Daniels-Davis, under the direction of Chi Chapter’s president, Melanie P. Hudson. Tarboro Chief of Police Damon D. Williams was the guest speaker at this year’s program.
The “Trunks for Success” Project was introduced to Tau Gamma Delta Sorority at the National Meeting in Chicago in 2008. The sorority awarded a Charitable Award to Bonnie Miah, CEO of the “Trunk Party Inc.” of Chicago.
She started her organization as a result of a young man who was going to college, but only had a trash bag to pack his belongings in. This compelled Miah to organize the “Truck Party, Inc.” by securing donated trunks and necessary school items in order to give students a fresh start in furthering their education beyond high school.
Chi Chapter of Tau Gamma Delta Sorority has chosen to continue the tradition that Miah began. Each year, the sorority contacts the 10 high schools located within Edgecombe and Nash counties to find a recipient that meets the criteria as a “Trunks For Success” recipient.
Members of the sorority joined together and purchase trunks as well as school items for each of the recipients, giving them a head start in preparing for college. Chi Chapter of Tau Gamma Delta Sorority has sponsored this program for five years and plans to continue the tradition of giving our youth a fresh start as they begin their college journey. During this year’s program, the Chi Chapter of Tau Gamma Delta Sorority, Inc. sponsored 15 area high school graduates.
This year’s recipients were Adrianna Andrews, Nykiah Barnes, Daquan Battle, Shynekwa Cannon, Brandon Harris, Tyanna Lewis, Destiny Jones, Shakyia Mercer, Mario Morris, India Pippen, Avie Pittman, Nia-jay Pittman, Danita Stith, Nikeevia Whitaker and Tairanique Williams.