Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Celebrates 103 Years

20 Jan 2011 12:20 PM | Anonymous

International President, Carolyn House Stewart welcomed members to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. National Founders' Day celebration in Little Rock, Arkansas.  In honor of 103 years of Global Leadership through Timeless Service, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority members, including Elicia Pegues Spearman, President of Theta Epsilon Omega Chapter, held true to its founding values by spanning the city in numerous acts of Service to All Mankind.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 15, 1908.  The National Founders' Day celebration ran from January 13-16, 2011. 

Here's just a snippet of the difference made in Little Rock, Arkansas by members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.:

  • As part of the "Pink and Green in Action" service projects, over 60 members winterized the homes of six elderly citizens.
  • Members played BINGO with residents of a Little Rock public housing development while providing door prizes and refreshments.
  • Members sorted and packaged donations of hats, scarves, books, toiletries, and shoes to be shipped to area schools, shelters and service organizations.
  • Members redecorated rooms at a domestic violence safe haven for women and children.
  • Members gathered at a Little Rock high school to speak with students about how Martin Luther King, Jr. impacted their lives.
  • Members assembled toiletry kits for local residents in need.
  • To promote financial literacy and to encourage the development of young leaders, members made a large donation of books to a local magnet school during the Founders' Day celebration.
  • Members engaged and played with children ages two to five years old at an in-residence substance abuse treatment center for women and children.
  • Members prepared food baskets for and served hot lunch to more than 150 people who are homeless or simply in need of a helping hand.

Read the full stories of the various service projects here

View photos of Elicia Pegues Spearman, President of Theta Epsilon Omega Chapter, in Little Rock, Arkansas here.

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