With Thanksgiving around the corner, student organizations at the University of Memphis are diving into the holiday spirit of giving back.
The campus chapter of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) plans to not only give back to the less fortunate but to also recognize leaders that go the extra mile.
"We are gearing up for our annual feed the homeless and clothing drive," said NAACP chapter President Corey Tomlin.
During the month of November, boxes and containers will be set up at the residents halls. Students are being asked to donate all gently used clothing. The clothing collected will be given out at Gaston Park in South Memphis around the same time the NAACP is feeding the homeless.
Tomlin describes this as a very "humbling experience" and something that many of the members look forward to.
The Memphis Urban League is a non-profit organization that is deeply rooted in the African- American community.
"I enjoy working the MUL because they really hands on with how they help you, " said NAACP member Taylor Hotton. " If you want to work in a law firm they find someone that works at a firm or owns one to help. If you want to open a business, you will actually get advice from a successful business owner. They also try to keep people with potential and good ideas in the city [Memphis] to help build the city instead of encouraging them to take their talents elsewhere."