In its efforts to be of “service to all mankind,” the Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Incorporated® Delta Iota Omega Chapter presented a generous monetary donation of $500.00 to FavorHouse of Northwest Florida, Inc., on Saturday, August 10, at the sorority’s local office, The Ivy House.
Several AKA members gathered for the event, as local AKA chapter president Gloria Clay presented the donation check to FavorHouse employees Marsha Travis and Pat Johnson.
The presentation followed a domestic violence awareness workshop that Travis and Johnson conducted for middle-school girls in the sorority’s Emerging Young Leaders (EYL) Program.
The girls and their parents were among those audience members who applauded as Clay said, “We are pleased to provide a $500.00 donation to FavorHouse and to be able to make an impact on the great services that your organization offers to our community.”
On an international level, the sorority focuses on six global program initiatives – one being social justice which addresses issues such as domestic violence. FavorHouse is a domestic violence center, serving as a safe haven for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties; the organization staffs a 24-hours-a-day crisis line and shelter in the local area.
During its annual Family Affair Tea and its First “Fascinating Fascinators” Fashion Show in April, the sorority raised funds to support its global programs, inclusive of donations such as Saturday’s presentation to FavorHouse. FavorHouse utilizes donations to assist residents/clients in need, whether by providing shelter, counseling and support, or other services.
The Pensacola chapter of AKA has dedicated itself to providing programs of service and social action in the Pensacola and surrounding communities since 1946. This tradition of service and social action began with seven charter members and continues today through the talents and skills of over eighty women of diverse talents and interests.