The International Awareness & Involvement Committee strives to increase cultural awareness in the local communities as well as internationally and to have an impact in the international community by making the world a better place by conducting service projects to benefit those in need. Gary Alumnae Chapter won an exemplary award for our Annual World AIDS Day event for the Midwest Region of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at our 52nd National Convention in Houston, Texas in 2015.
Our International Awareness & Involvement committee meetings are held monthly.
We have annual projects that we accomplish before the sorority year ends in June:
- Annual Gospel Explosion to commemorate World AIDS Day. Held on December 1st every year, at St. Mark AME Zion Church, 4200 Alder Street, East Chicago, IN. The event will include gospel choirs, praise dance ministries, poets and more to bring a message of peace, hope and love to those who are afflicted with HIV/AIDS. We ask that everyone donate canned goods or winter apparel (gloves, hats, scarves, etc.).
- Obtain donations (of $5.00 each per month if possible) from chapter members to send to Africa for water wells and Mama Kits. Donations will assist African women and girls at the Mary Help of the Sick Mission Hospital in Kenya for the organization’s national initiative.
- Rice bowl collections. A little of your spare change today can spare a child’s life today, tomorrow and beyond. We’re FIGHTING poverty, hunger and HIV/AIDS! Join us. For more information, please visit www.ricebowls.org. Give today by donating to the Gary Alumnae Chapter. For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and use “rice bowls” in the subject line. Funds assist children in impoverished African countries. Put your spare change in often; fill up the bowl; turn it in. It’s that simple!
- Support the national initiatives of the organization in the area of International Awareness & Involvement for the current sorority biennium.