Salisbury Alumnae Chapter strives to increase international awareness and promotes participation and education of global issues. The International Awareness and Involvement Committee is dedicated to developing community programs designed to provide assistance, relief and resources to developing countries; as well as fostering local advocacy for social injustices and helping those in need. The chapter’s commitment to organizing change and encouraging cultural awareness is proudly demonstrated by its current initiatives and past projects. For further information regarding our International Awareness and Involvement programs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Salisbury Alumnae Chapter (SAC) participates in Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan's Purse to provide for the collection and delivery of millions of gift-filled shoeboxes to children during Christmas in more than 150 countries and territories. This past Christmas, the Chapter partnered with St. John's Lutheran Church, a prominent church in our community, to fill shoeboxes with personal and other useful items.
Each year, SAC implements the "Change to Keep the Chain Connected" program to support the Lott-Carey Home and Foreign Mission Association. The Lott-Carey Global Christian Missional Community is a multi-cultural, ecumenical global Christian missional community that provides prayer partnership, financial support, and technical assistance to indigenous communities around the world who engage in ministries of evangelism, compassion, empowerment, and advocacy to build a better world.
(Formerly Thika Maternity Hospital in Thika, Kenya)
In 1955, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. began making plans and laying the groundwork to establish a maternity hospital in the east African country of Kenya. With a major donation from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the construction of a facility began and the first hospital to open after Kenya gained its independence was opened in the early 1960s. In 1985, members of the Sorority visited the hospital and saw first-hand the increased population and infant mortality rate in and around Thika. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. responded by donating over $20,000 which was used to establish two additional maternity wards and an administrative office. Today, Mary Help of the Sick Mission Hospital has grown to 120 beds and provides affordable prenatal and postnatal care, nutritional education, child immunization, and family planning to more than 200 women daily. The facility also has a special care nursery and serves as an educational institution for nurses and midwives where 66 students are trained each year.
Each year, SAC mails Christmas and Get Well cards to the children and families at the hospital.
World AIDS Day is held on December 1st each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. The first World AIDS Day was held in 1988.
The SAC's activities are designed to promote valuable information and awareness of HIV/AIDS among members of our community, particularly among African-Americans.