Alpha Kappa is very involved in our national philanthropy. Listed below are some of the ways that we incorporate service into our daily lives. We enjoy going out into the community and taking a hands on approach to help the blind and visually impaired.
Kansas State School for the Blind: members volunteer regularly at KSSB. We have volunteered at their annual track meet, braille challenge, and orientation days. Members love to interact with the kids. This is by far our favorite service opportunity!
Brewster Place: members volunteering every other week at Brewster Place in Topeka by calling bingo during their recreation time. We have had the pleasure of meeting fellow Delta Gamma sisters at these events! Members can also volunteer to Grocery shop with the residents at Brewster several times throughout the month.
Local Elementary School: members can volunteer four times a week at a local Elementary School with a child that has a visual impairment. Members work to support this child as well as all the other elementary school children in the after school program.
Service for Sight Week: our chapter holds an annual Service for Sight week. During the week, members educate individuals on the importance of sight preservation. We also fundraise for the Delta Gamma Foundation. Our events include a fundraiser at Orange Leaf, Desserts with DG, Pancake Feed, The Most Beautiful Sight Penny War, and Anchor Spike-a three vs. three Volleyball Tournament.
The VA: along with Brewster Place, members also volunteer twice a month at the local VA. Members play bingo with the residents as well as interact and get to know them better.
Care Packages: Last semester, Alpha Kappa was fortunate enough to be able to make care packages for several active and former military members. We spent a portion of our meeting writing notes to active and former military members and carefully packing items to send to them.