The COVID pandemic has forced many changes in the normal course of life. The members of the Natchitoches Dreams Scholarship Foundation have traditionally hosted a toy drive for needy families in our community during the Christmas season. Safety concerns precluded the drive from being held this year. That did not stop the men and women of the Natchitoches Dreams Scholarship Foundation from finding a new way to help people in our city who need a helping hand at Christmastime.
Board President Cloyd Benjamin, Chairwoman Sylvia Davenport and the board members of the foundation are assisting 12 local families with turkeys and other groceries needed for Christmas dinners. The families will also receive presents for their children. Rev. Brian Small, pastor of Goodwill Baptist Church, hosted the members of the Natchitoches Dreams Scholarship Foundation at his church hall as they assembled the colorfully wrapped holiday food boxes and gave them to the families, Monday, December 21.
The Natchitoches Dreams Scholarship Foundation is a force for good in our community. For over 15 years, they have worked to make sure each child will have something under the tree at Christmas. In addition, the foundation’s college scholarships have helped many students over the years achieve their dreams and make their family’s tomorrows be better than their todays. Our community is a far better place as a result of their efforts.
The Natchitoches Dreams Scholarship Foundation is always looking for people who wish to build the families and youth of our community. If you wish to donate your time, money, goods or services to their worthy work, please contact Cloyd Benjamin at 318-820-9595. There is much to be done!