Chi Psi Omega recognizes community agencies/organizations for impact!
Chi Psi Omega AKA members with community agencies.
Chi Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Coral Springs in a special ceremony recognized four community agencies/organizations for impact. It was overwhelming!
Representing the American Diabetes Association and receiving the chapter’s donation of $2,060 was Chrissy Cohen, associate director-broward; representing Alzheimer’s Association and receiving the donation of $1,940 was Jessie Brooks, Walk Manager, Southeast Florida Chapter; representing Sickle Cell Disease Association of Broward County and receiving the donation of $625 was Karen Smalls, President and CEO, and representing the Urban League of Broward County and receiving the second of a three-year commitment donation of $435 was Robyn Hankerson, development and donor Relations Manager.
The chapter impacted the community through its annual run/walk-a-thons as well virtual; establishing website pages to garner donations from its membership, family members, co-workers, friends, neighbors, parishioners, businesses, non-profits, partnerships/sponsorships and other agencies/organizations.
Other donations made through the chapter’s process were American Cancer Society $2,586; UNCF $1,865; Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF) $1,825; South Atlantic Regional Conference for EAF $330; Broward Chapter National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) $1,110; American Kidney Association $540; American Heart Association/American Stroke Association- Pink Goes Red Campaign in connection with an international Alpha Kappa Alpha program $500; South Atlantic Regional Conference $500 gift cards for students aging out of foster care; Greek Sunday observances $2,000 at Mount Hermon AME, Piney Grove First Baptist Church and Greater Bethel AME, in support of their scholarships and maintenance of wells in Haiti; Women-In-Distress of Broward County $250; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, $100 Ebola in West Africa.
More than half of the chapter’s membership supported the National NAACP as they became members of the institution.
In-kind donations included two large bags of toiletries to homeless women and men veterans facilitated through a partnership with nine other Broward County agencies, snacks to Joseph Carter and Osswald Parks for after school youths, seasonal wraps to Broward Rehabilitation and Nursing Home to each patient as well as 20 backpacks to a Palm Beach elementary school as part of an international initiative..
The chapter ranks 1st among all organizations/agencies for diabetes was in the top 25 for agencies for Alzheimer’s and was presented with a certificate of appreciation. Moreover, the chapter ranked third in more than a hundred participating organizations for American Cancer Society-Relay for Life, receiving bronze recognition. It received platinum status for its donation to EAF at its regional in April and international in July.
The chapter and its charitable arm, A Plus Foundation, Incorporated, a 501 (c) 3, work in tandem with the same goals for community outreach and up-lift. The foundation provided the funds for 26 chapter scholarships, donated $1,000 to Children Services Council as an annual contribution, $1,000 in support of the city of Coral Springs Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend of Services, $500 to Dillard School of the Arts for transportation to national competition and $200 to Northwest Federated Women’s Club in their purchase of a new bus for seniors.
The chapter and its foundation will endeavor to continue to impact the community rendering services to make differences.