Local sorority plans 100 acts of kindness
May 23, 2013 1:44PM
Updated: June 27, 2013 6:19AM
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Joliet Area/South Suburban Alumnae Chapter, will celebrate the sorority’s 100 years of service on June 1 by performing 100 acts of Kindness In Service through Sisterhood.
Instead of communities focusing on the weekly murder count, the Deltas want to focus on counting acts of kindness and service, according to a news release.
Acts of service will be performed in 22 communities.
The day will start at 9 a.m. at Martin Luther King Elementary School, 14601 Seeley, Dixmoor, with a pep rally, greetings from local officials, and a moment of silence to remember the sorority’s 22 founders.
Sorority members then will visit 22 police and fire departments to thank them for their protection, service and dedication. Other acts of kindness include visiting nursing homes, repairing a Habitat for Humanity home, clipping and mailing thousands of coupons to military families, collecting canned goods for needy families, cleaning schools and hosting a book drive.
The local Delta Sigma Theta Sorority chapter has more than 400 members in the south suburban communities of Cook and Will counties.
Residents can help the sorority by participating in the Dine and Donate all-you-can-eat buffet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 30 at Beggars Pizza, 369 E. 147th St., Harvey. The cost is $15; free for kids 2 and under. The restaurant will donate 15 percent of sales to the sorority’s scholarship fund.