GAC Clothing Drive

GAC Clothing Drive
It’s time to clean our closets to make way for the needy with our clothing. The Educational Development Committee needs you for their Clothing Drive. The ED committee is collecting “gently” used clothing on an ongoing basis at GAC meetings and select chapter events/activities (which will be announced). Donations are being accepted for all genders & ages. A special emphasis right now is on coats, gloves, hats, and scarfs for the students at 21st Century Charter School.  
Please make sure clothing is free of extensive damage and is clean.
The committee is also in need of clothing hangers.
Consider partnering with the ED committee and host a bin at your place of employment or your favorite frequenting businesses.
Help the ED committee to bless needy families in our communities with this awesome and much-needed service project. Any donation is extremely appreciated. Please contact the ED committee at regarding donations and drop-offs. 
Thank you!
Sandra T. Brown, Educational Development Committee Chair

GAC Awarded Chapter of the Month for December 2019!

GAC Awarded Chapter of the Month for December 2019!

CONGRATS and Kudos to the Gary Alumnae Chapter, chosen as the Midwest Region’s Chapter of the month for December 2019.

Gary Proud!

Youth: Get PLUGGED In!

Youth: Get PLUGGED In!
Please share!
Do you know a few great young ladies and young men that need positive interaction? GAC is the place to be!
Academy, EMBODI and GEMS are the groups where adolescents can express themselves and receive positive stimulation and motivation.
Academy (6th-8th Grade) Please contact Shalika Allison and/or Michelle Adeniyi
GEMS (9th-12 Grade) Please contact Nicole Jackson Musenja
EMBODI (Boys Ages 13-17) Please contact Dr. Maya Blackwell
*Contact the chairs via email for more information on our youth programming for girls!
*Next Meeting for youth: Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 3pm-5pm. The location will be given to parents.
Sandra T. Brown, Chair
Educational Development

Soup Kitchen Feeds All

Soup Kitchen Feeds All

The Past President’s Council is proud to bring you the Community Soup Kitchen in partnership with New Mt. Moriah MB Church and the Jewels of Fortitude Foundation.

Come eat or be served…or both! The Community Soup Kitchen is going on EVERY 1st Saturday of the month from 12pm-2pm. Please join us!

FREE to anyone who desires a hot meal.
Please spread the word by sharing on your timelines and social media networks.

New Mt. Moriah MB Church 1917 Carolina St. Gary.

For more information about our Community Soup Kitchen, please contact Sheila Baker


Freeman-Wilson Honored

Freeman-Wilson Honored

Congrats to GAC’s Karen Freeman-Wilson who was honored by Phi Delta Kappa at their annual Teach-o-Rama.

GAC Founders Day Game Night Celebration

GAC Founders Day Game Night Celebration

Sign up today for the GAC Founders Day Celebration: Game Night Style! Sponsored by the GAC Membership Services Committee, this will be a fun filled, memorable event!


$13 entry fee per person (includes food & refreshments)

$2 games include Uno, Phase 10, Scrabble, & Dominoes

$5 team play games include Bid Whist & Spades ($5 covers the 2 person teams)
All winners will split costs with GAC.

1st Vice President, Shana Caruthers, Chair
*All Eventbrite users will absorb user fees for each transaction.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Give blood and help save lives at The ABC7 Great Blood Drive
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 7am to 6pm they are need of volunteers

Join the GAC ERT Team for the Indiana event!
The Center for Visual and Performing Arts
1040 Ridge Road
Munster, IN 46321

Want to donate blood? Make an appointment today at
Sponsor Code: ABC7Chicago
Download the Blood Donor App today!

Please sign up with Jessica @

Sponsored by the Emergency Response Team, Jessica Bailey, Chairperson

Disaster Preparedness Training

Disaster Preparedness Training

Is Your Organization Prepared for Disaster?
Join the GAC Emergency Response Team at the Legacy Foundation’s Learning Lab training on January 16 to learn about a FREE resource that is designed to help businesses, schools, churches, and nonprofits become better prepared for disasters and other emergencies.

Legacy Foundation
370 E. 84th Drive
Suite 100
Merrillville, IN 46410

FREE..get your tickets here:

Jessica L. Baily, ERT Chairperson