Sorority celebrates 44 years of service

Published 1:51 pm Thursday, May 14, 2020

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The Kappa Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. celebrated its 44th anniversary of service to the community in March by contributing to several cultural, family, community and educational endeavors.

Some of the projects the chapter has supported include donations to local libraries, Meals on Wheels, FACES, and scholarships. The group has also shown community support through sponsorships of the American Red Cross Bloodmobile, Seasonal Coat Drive, Pink Goes Red Heart Disease Campaign and Relay for Life, programs at local adult and nursing facilities and churches, Girl State participants, cultural events to colleges, financial workshops, Adopt-a-Family, financial, entrepreneurial, employment, health and family fairs, economic empowerment workshops, tutoring and mentoring programs and field trips for middle and high school students. The group has also been involved in the distribution of backpacks with school supplies, donating benches to local park areas, support of voter registration and census completion, Habitat for Humanity, and honoring local citizens for their service to the community. Other programs that have been supported by the local AKA Chapter include childhood hunger, the Longest Day (Alzheimer’s Support) activities, Ellis Acres Memorial Park, Pillowcase Dresses for Africa, and a Global Centennial Walk.

Through its motto of “Service to all Mankind,” the Kappa Rho Omega Chapter continues to adhere to its founding principles of education, cultural and community service.