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I Can Fly International is a U.S. based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving youth living within impoverished villages throughout Kenya. Since the youth initiative began, the organization has been able to provide quality education, shelter, meals, life skills and enrichment activities to scores of children rescued from female genital mutilation, early marriage, sex trade, child labor and extreme poverty. We are excited to initiate the Butterfly Project in support of this effort.
Pearls of Wisdom
Tempe Alumnae Chapter has found that having sorors work with their employers to donate meeting space has been most effective for their chapter. In addition, at the request of their Academy participants, they have increased their interaction with their GEMS, and are now having their GEMS serve as mentors/big sisters to
their academy participants.
Have you considered how you can incorporate the work with our charitable partners during your youth programs? No? Why not give one or two of these a try?
February focuses on American heart month with the American Heart Association.
March focuses on economic empowerment as we partner with the National Council of Negro Women.
The Farwest PP&D Committee has prepared a 2019-2020 Charitable Partners Calendar with an emphasis on the health-focused charitable partners. The calendar includes their major initiatives and suggested activities that can be incorporated into chapters' existing Physical and Mental Health programming aligned with Delta's national initiatives. Mission descriptions have also been provided to assist all sorors in becoming more familiar with the Sorority's charitable partners, their purpose, and services provided. Additionally, links are provided to websites as well as specific initiative/program information, tools and materials for chapter use.
The chapters and sorors of the Farwest continue to be fierce, faithful, and fabulous and they have the accolades to prove it. We are so proud of all the awards the Farwest received at the 54th National Convention.
Gwendolyn Coley, Coordinator
LaShawn Denise Witt