100 Black Men donates meal baskets to 20 families

100 Black Men donates meal baskets to 20 families

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The organization, 100 Black Men, spent its Christmas Eve putting together baskets to deliver to 20 families.

"The smiles and the looks we get from the families, just seeing the appreciation that they have, just to get a little extra help at Christmas, it's just a phenomenal thing to just see," said Eugene Collins with 100 Black Men.

This year, however, instead of delivering the baskets to families themselves, members partnered with a nonprofit organization, Labor of Love.

Labor of Love provides mentoring programs to girls between the ages of 12 and 17.

"By us receiving the donations from 100 Black Men, it shows a lot because it's showing what I've been preaching to the girls," said Nicosia Jones, director of Labor of Love. "It's not just the parents. It's an overall. The community that's out there helping and cares about their well-being."

Jones picked out 20 families to receive the baskets. One of those was Gloria Ambeau and her family of five.

"I thank them from the bottom of my heart and I think that's so unselfish, so kind and so giving, such an inspiration to know we have people who really care," Ambeau said.

This was the third year 100 Black Men used money from its membership dues to buy turkeys, hams and all the fixings for Christmas meals.

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