Water Well Quilt Raffle
Millions of people, especially children, suffer from the lack of access to clean, safe water. Help JASSACDeltas build a water well by entering in our raffle for your chance to win this beautiful hand crafted quilt made of African print fabric. Deadline to enter is February 10th and the drawing will be held Saturday, February 11th. All proceeds will go towards the chapter’s efforts to build a Water Well in Ghana. One ticket – $5 / Five tickets – $20. Purchase your raffle tickets today!
Haiti: School Supply Project
Providing students in Haiti with school supplies is a project that the chapter has stepped up to accomplish. Hundreds of dollars were received for school supplies since December 2008. The chapter has raised money to provide chalkboards for 10 classrooms in Haiti, paying for the project with a grant receive this year.
Save Darfur Campaign
The chapter has recently begun a letter campaign by collecting signatures for a postcard to President Obama to address the devastation in Darfur. The project was launched at the Illinois Statewide Founders Day in 2009. To date, over 500 pledge signatures have been collected.
Providing Support to Children in Ghana
The United Nation had declared that “access to clean water is not only a basic need, it’s fundamental right for all human beings. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. had joined hand with several other Non-Governmental Organizations in collaborative effort to construct water well in Ghana and Nairobi, Kenya in Africa.
AFRICA: Water Well Project
Several member of the Joliet Area/South Suburban Alumnae Chapter accepted the pledge made by our National Program Planning and Development Committee. The project of building water wells was taken to the next level when several members of the chapter traveled to Ghana, the summer of 2007. Preparation was made by contacting the Honorable Solomon Appiah of the community of Amotoe in Komenda, Ghana. While returning to Accra from Cape Coast members of the Joliet Area/South Suburban Alumnae Chapter stopped at the municipal building for a ceremony and gave money for a water well, school supplies, children clothes and medicine to the community. The Amotoe community met the members of the chapter with open arms.
Death and sickness are frequently the result of having to use the same watering hole as the animals. In many of the villages there is no choice but to use contaminated water supply. Upon presenting the money for the water well, an email was sent to show, building of the well begun within two day and the well is now completed with a sign, acknowledging the financial support of members of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Joliet Area/South Suburban Alumnae Chapter USA.
The chapter has accepted the challenge to build a well each year and currently has eight wells.