The advisors of Meridian's Queen Bee's want the girls of the organization to have bright futures.
"We are just a group of ladies, of advisors, that want our girls to be the best that they can be and to have dreams and we want our organization to empower them to fulfill their dreams," says Diana Kendricks, the Queen Bee's Organizer.
Part of that empowerment means giving back to those who may be underprivileged. To show the girls of Queen Bee's just how important helping others is, the group put in scoops of hard work at Love's Kitchen.
"For one thing, I think it will help them to realize and to give back to their community. It's important to give back to their community. If they are blessed and people are not being blessed, it's important for them to give back to those who are less fortunate as they are," says Kendricks.
It appears this message is getting through to the ladies of Queen Bee's. On the Saturday before Christmas, when they could be shopping, going to lunch, or meeting with friends, they are giving their time to others. Many of the members say they enjoy doing it, especially during the giving season.
"I chose to be here because basically just to see people happy and it's around Christmas time and just to give back to people that don't have families or anybody to go home to," says Nicoasha Cole, a member of Queen Bee's.
"Well I'm really just helping the less fortunate who have less the I do. And it's good just to help them and to see them happy. So they have something I don't, and it's good to see a smile on their face to know that they are happy and satisfied," says Jacavi Aclle, another member of Queen Bee's.
Many girls of Queen Bee's like to bring happiness to others.
"Just to see them happy!" exclaimed Cole.
But others' happiness often brings that same feeling to them.
"I feel good about doing it because basically it helped me in a way, but it doesn't matter. Just to see someone else happy and satisfied that's all that matters," says Cole.