Omicron Alpha Chapter, Chi Province was able to donate gift cards for turkeys and all the sides for 7 families for Thanksgiving! Omicron Alpha has teamed up with Mercy House since our installation as a chapter. Last year and this year we provided 7 families with a gift card for a turkey plus all the sides. The picture with all of the food is the 7 bags of food, laid out on the table!
Mercy House provides housing and comprehensive supportive services for a variety of homeless populations which includes families, adult men and women, mothers and their children, persons living with HIV/AIDS, individuals overcoming substance addictions, and some who are physically and mentally disabled.
The first picture is at our annual Craft Auction & Bake Sale held the second Saturday in October at our local VFW Post, our biggest money making project. We usually make at least $1000.00. In the picture from left to right is Carol and Carole, Nancy, Sandy and Charlene.
One of Nu Theta's service projects, is helping with Project Night Night. Nu Theta filled the bags with a blanket, book and stuffed toy and took them to our local homeless shelter, The Lighthouse, to give to the 2 to 5 year children when they come to the shelter for help. Four chapter members are pictured. The other lady is a worker at the shelter, and I do not remember her name.
On a crisp Spring Saturday morning in May the ladies of Xi Omega were up and about early in Foley Square, happily volunteering their time at the Arthritis Foundation annual "NYC Walk to Cure Arthritis." We assisted with the general event setup of tables, tents, banners, unpacking boxes, and displaying the snacks and beverages. We also managed one of the tents handing out brochures with information about Arthritis and the Foundation, and hats, to those taking part in the walk and passersby into what was happening.
There were a number of fun activities at the venue and some of the ladies got in on the action acting as hair stylists creating their master pieces with hair extensions in various colors and spray paint, on willing and un-willing kids and even some adults. It was hilarious; at one point our tent was the place to be! The atmosphere was competitive, even the paparazzi was swarming, and everyone got to show off their 'hairdos' and get their picture taken - as if on the red carpet. It was time well spent meeting and sharing with other volunteers and learning more about what's being done to find a cure for this disease. We ended the day with fabulous food and drinks and as always great conversation.
Xi Gamma Chapter met during the month to put together cute reindeer ornaments that we made for Americare Hospice. The chapter had 125 to make so that took two sessions, one to glue the bodies together and the other to glue on the antlers, eyes, nose and attach the label! Two of our members came up with the idea of this cute ornament for the patients of Americare Hospice and for shopping for all the materials needed. I think we bought out several store’s clothespins. Who uses clothespins anymore! Several sisters shopped for Christmas Angels from the Salvation Army and were able to provide gifts for 6 children between ages 6 and 16.
Lambda Epsilon posts sign at their service project for the El Tour in Tucson. It is a charity bike ride. The Sigma Phi Gamma sisters has served fruit and refreshments to the riders every year for the past 27 years! It is a long day but a labor of love to the riders.
Omicron Alpha Chapter of Chi Province adopted a family through Su Casa. We provided as much as we could for a mother and her two children. Su Casa provides a 24 Hour Hotline, Emergency and Transitional Shelter for victims of domestic abuse.