SM-LAC has answered the call to international service.
In 2005 we established our Inaugural Voyage to South Africa. Toys, school supplies, and monetary donations were given to the Adelaide Tambo School for the physically disabled. In 2007, the Chapter traveled to Rio De Janeiro and Salvador, Brazil to assist impoverished youth.
On June 10th, 2009 we joined forces with our sisters in the Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter traveling to the West African nation of Ghana. We dedicated a drinking well providing clean water for the village of Assissiriwa (located in Kumasi, the Ashanti Kingdom of Ghana). We also provided desks and chairs for students at a newly constructed school.
Locally, SM-LAC added its voice to worldwide conversation by promoting the theme, “Stop AIDS; Keep the Promise, through World Aids Day December 1, 2009 – present. Additionally, on March 13, 2009, we focused on the necessity of having clean drinking water as we heed the call of International Day of Service.
The chapter has also collaborated with established agency, such as: World Relief Organization- assisting with the earthquake disaster in Haiti, and World Vision-Adopting a child/family in Haiti, Jerusalem House-bringing fellowship to our community in need.
Dedicated to meeting the needs of our world’s children living in extreme poverty, whether here or abroad SM-LAC from 2009 to present has paired up with Refugee Family Service- “A Book, A Blanket, and A Bear” – a read time program to work on the improvement of literacy in our community.
In June of 2011, we “Cruised with a purpose” to Grand Cayman and Cozumel to build a chicken coop, deliver school supplies, and personal care items to the orphanages.
We not only encourage our community, but implore all to join us in our continued effort.