Sorority helps out homeless shelter | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | November 4, 2017 5:00 am
Last Updated: November 1, 2017 at 11:33 am
On Saturday Oct. 21, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Omega Omega Chapter, collected non-perishable food items as it focused on one of its national initiatives- decreasing childhood hunger. National Childhood Hunger Day was recognized nationwide on Oct. 16. The items collected were taken to Safe Haven homeless shelter.
Safe Haven provides temporary shelter up to 30 days for homeless women, children and families, and is a program through Lowcountry Community Action Agency, Inc., which serves Colleton and Hampton Counties.
Xi Omega Omega Chapter members also dressed in pink and held discussions on the importance of early detection through self-examinations and mammograms in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Founded in 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is a service organization that aids people on local, state, national, and international levels through educational enrichment, health promotion, family strengthening, environmental ownership and global impact.
The Xi Omega Omega Chapter was chartered in Walterboro in 1983. Since then, the chapter has assisted in serving local needs in their members’ communities which include the city of St. George, Colleton County and Hampton County.