Sorority distributes school supplies to Salvation Army
September 6, 2012 1:52PM
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority members recently donate book bags and school supplies to the Salvation Army. | Supplied Photo
Updated: October 10, 2012 6:04AM
The Social Justice and Human Rights Committee of Theta Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., in partnership with the Rev. Bobby Jackson, of South Suburban Church of God in Homewood, and Walgreens in Olympia Fields, recently provided book bags filled with school supplies to the Salvation Army.
The distribution corresponds to the National Program of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Social Justice and Human Rights initiative, which assists children of incarcerated parents.
Representatives from the Salvation Army will give the customized and specially packed book bags to predetermined children in kindergarten through high school.
“The goal is to provide book bags and quality school supplies to children whose parents are incarcerated and unable to meet the supply requirements for the 2012 school year,” a sorority official said in a news release. “These supplies give the students a sense of normalcy, independence, pride and the knowledge that adults care.”
This is the second year that Theta Rho Omega Chapter has held the event.