Native African American and Minority Organizations Assist Make Muncie Youngsters’s Christmas Merrier  — Muncie Journal

By WaTasha Barns Griffin & George Foley –

Muncie, IN –With everything that has happened during the year, it is important to spread holiday joy. Several local organizations have come together to ensure that twenty Muncie families celebrate Christmas with gifts. Families in seven local daycare centers got the Christmas cheer.

George Foley, vice president of the NAACP Muncie Branch, said, “Children in the care of seven local daycare centers had wish lists of items they would like for Christmas. We wanted to make that possible for them. “The Muncie Delaware County Black Chamber of Commerce, the Muncie Chapter of the Indiana Black Expo, the NAACP of the Muncie Branch, and Forward Vision have teamed up to deliver these gifts.

Daycare recipients included: Precious Hearts Development Center, Wee Walkers Child Care Center, Little Gem Daycare, Mattie’s Little Bee childcare, Miss Dora’s daycare, Children’s Malbox (also the Children’s Malbox) and the Destiny Christian Academy.

“There are so many families in Muncie and Delaware Counties who are struggling to meet their families’ basic needs with the coronavirus pandemic and higher unemployment rates. With the generosity of these four African American sponsor and donor organizations, Christmas is just getting a little happier and brighter for Muncie families, ”said WaTasha Barnes Griffin, president of the Indiana Black Expo Muncie Chapter and CEO of YWCA Central Indiana.

Foley said, “In the times we find ourselves in, an ounce more joy in your hearts and hearts can speak volumes.” Kisha Davis, owner of The Kids Coloring Box, said, “Our families were so relieved to receive this financial assistance. We thank all organizations that have supported day care in the African American community. I encourage everyone to find a way to help others this holiday season. “

“We want to share the real meaning of Christmas and continue to bring love to our church every year,” said business owner Bernisa Elliott. WaTasha Barnes Griffin agreed, saying, “This is something anyone in Muncie, Indiana can leave behind. We will greatly challenge our community to meet our 2021 goal. So get ready. “

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