Delta Sigma Theta Sussex alumni serve as Santa’s helpers


Over Christmas, members of the Sussex County Alumni section of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. were busy helping Santa, giving to fostered youth and other charities serving the Sussex County Youth.

Chapter members and community elves have organized and implemented many projects. Their Christmas sleigh was delivered to African American children in foster care in Sussex County, the Boys & Girls Club in Dagsboro, Delaware Guidance Services in Lewes, and Children and Families First in Georgetown.

SCAC elf Patricia Jackson, Chair of the Community Action Committee, presented donations of Visa gift cards to Court-appointed Special State Director Melissa Palokas for 17 African American children in foster care. ‘home in Sussex County. The cards ranged from $ 25 to $ 50 in value. This is the chapter’s second annual donation to help bring smiles to these vulnerable and deserving children. To support CASA, visit courts.delaware.gov/childadvocate.

The Christmas Shop Committee sponsored by Gemez and Fel Norwood and Tyniece Norwood of Millsboro, and Betty Harmon, Director of the Dagsboro Boys & Girls Club, hosted the 13th Annual Christmas Shop to benefit the club on December 4th. Over 40 kids have signed up to Shop for Free Toys and Other Gift Items for Parents and Grandparents.

The Dagsboro Boys & Girls Club provides a safe environment where children experience life-changing programs as they play, learn and grow. To donate to initiatives for the club, email [email protected] The other volunteer elves consisted of community members, the SCAC of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and the Psi Iota chapter of Dover Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. The elves helped the children follow COVID protocols as well as select and wrap gifts.

The SCAC sled also stopped at Delaware Guidance Services in Lewes on December 9 and donated boxes of toys. Most were donated by members of the Planation Lakes development in Millsboro. DGS is Delaware’s largest provider of non-residential mental health services for children and families. To learn more, visit delawareguidance.org.

The last delivery of SCAC sled toys was at Children & Families First in Georgetown. The organization strengthens Delaware families by providing an innovative and effective continuum of community social services. To learn more, visit cffde.org.

The spirit of generosity continued when the chapter hosted an event to support the Delaware Adolescent Program Inc. in Georgetown. The chapter adopted three DAPI families for the holidays. DAPI is an alternative new start for pregnant adolescents to receive the health and social services they need to continue their education during and after pregnancy. For more information, visit dapi.org/sussex-county-center.

Founded in 1913, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is a private, international, non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance and support through established programs in local communities around the world. The public service organization boldly faces the challenges of African Americans and, therefore, all Americans.

The SCAC Sussex County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority works to support the Sussex County community by sponsoring public service activities, supporting other non-profit organizations and providing scholarships to high school students in the County of Sussex.

To learn more and support the local, visit scac-dst.org, find on Facebook or email [email protected]

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