Last week, Tuscaloosa, AL was hit by a massive tornado that left hundreds of people dead across the state. My soroity sisters are collecting supplies to help the children of the Boys and Girls Club; pleas help if you can.
Dear Theta Sigma Alumni,
We are living in one of the most devastating times of the city of Tuscaloosa’s history and we need your help. Our hearts reach out to those who have lost everything including their lives. While we wish we could help everyone in Tuscaloosa, we would like to reach out to the children of the Boys & Girls Club of West Alabama. Our organization, The Theta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc, have worked closely with this establishment for years. The Boys and Girls Club has worked diligently since March of 1961 to greatly serve the community by providing a “Positive Place for Kids”. Tragically, they not only lost their facility but three of their enrolled students to the tornado and three are still missing. The rest of children who survived are left with nothing, not even the bare essentials such as underwear and toothbrushes. For these reasons, we have decided to take these little ones in our arms. We will be supplying each child with a book bag filled with life necessities such as underwear, soap, T-shirts, & etc. We hope to make at least 300 book bags depending solely on contributions.
The following items are needed:
Ziploc Bags (sandwhich and gallon sized)
Girls or Boys underwear (all ages)
Towels & washcloths
Pads,tampons,wipes(teenage girls only)
Coloring books& crayons
Snacks (chips & juice &candy)
We will take whatever you can provide. We are willingl to pick up the items from wherever you specify in the Tuscaloosa area. Below, I have provided the address to the AKA house as well as a primary shipping address for delivery purposes. We will be distributing book bags on Saturday May 7th, 2011 on the site where the Boys & Girls Club once stood. Saturday will approach very quickly, therefore, we ask that you have the supplies ready to be picked up by Thursday, May 5th, 2011 at latest. Also you can bring items by the AKA house all day on Thursday & Friday. If you are mailing items please do so by Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011, so they will arrive in time. If you want to donate extra supplies, please do so, there is no limitations on your giving. You will be please to know that your supplies will be given directly to the children.
This tragedy is beyond one chapter or even beyond one organization. Your donation may be the one ray of hope these children have seen since the lost their parents, homes, or siblings. Please keep these children as well as Tuscaloosa in your prayers.
Please notify me as soon as you can of your contribution so we may keep track of incoming supplies. If you need directions or have any questions at all. Please contact me at 205 746 7354.
Theta Sigma Chapter
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc
Primary Shipping Address:
301 Helen Keller Blvd
APT P 164
Tuscaloosa, Al 35404
AKA house address:
911 Magnolia Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401