Honoring the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King: Day of Service
Each year, the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, mobilize to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by engaging in a day of service, January 18, 2021, within the communities they serve, all over the world.
On this MLK Day of Service, Pi Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, along with Xi Chi Omega Chapter, collaborated to provide service to the members of the neighboring New Rochelle community, experiencing food and economic hardships. This collaborative effort allowed for the preparation and contactless delivery of 100 brown bag lunches to Trinity St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Pi Iota Omega Chapter members supplied 135 bags of sanitary pads, 20 handmade hats, 8 white tee shirts, 60 boxes of cup of noodle soup, 200 Heinz condiment packets (100 ketchup/100 mustard), 100 individually wrapped toothbrushes, and 60 Capri Sun juice pouches. Xi Chi Omega supplied 15 boxes of sanitary pads, 20 bars of soap, 20 tubes of toothpaste, 20 sticks of deodorant, and 20 washcloths.
The church staff handed out brown bag lunches and care packages containing the supplies provided by both chapters.
Mrs. Vivian Evans is the coordinator of the Brown Bag Feeding Program at Trinity St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She is a native of Detroit, MI, and retired from the Mamaroneck Public Schools system, where she worked with special needs students. The Brown Bag Feeding Program began at the request of The Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless in 1991, spearheaded by Mrs. Vivian Evans. Trinity St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in New Rochelle, NY offered to sponsor the feeding program. This program serves the New Rochelle community Monday through Friday.
Mrs. Evans is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Westchester Alumnae Chapter. She stated that she enjoys working with the Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Pi Iota Omega Chapter and Xi Chi Omega Chapter. This relationship between members of two “Divine Nine” organizations exists because of a common goal, which is to serve and uplift the community.
We are grateful for our long standing relationship with Ms. Evans and Trinity St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the continued years of service to provide meals for those who are food insecure.