After a year of virtual service, the Nu Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has enthusiastically resumed in-person service projects this month and has largely made up for lost time.
The sorority members have shown their appreciation for healthcare workers by offering cookies to medical staff as part of the “Cookies for Caregivers” program. In addition, the sorority chapter members assisted with the distribution of food boxes at two of the Family Resource Center’s weekly food box distribution events at the Tupelo Furniture Market.
On the occasion of World Impact Day, the section organized a friendly team competition for the design of shirts and dresses. The chapter managed to collect 77 shirts, 63 dresses, 186 pairs of shoes and 263 pairs of glasses to distribute to children in Haiti and other countries.
According to Jennifer Lindsey, president of the Target 3 service, “The past year has been very chaotic due to the pandemic and social distancing. However, our sorority’s commitment to meeting the needs of our community has never wavered.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the Howard University campus in Washington, DC, in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-literate organization established by African-American women. having completed university studies. Alpha Kappa Alpha has nearly 300,000 members worldwide. Led by International President Glenda Baskin Glover, Alpha Kappa Alpha is often hailed as “America’s premier Greek literature organization for African-American women.” Tupelo’s Nu Sigma Omega chapter currently has around 75 members.