Alpha Zeta Chapter of Alpha Pi Chi National Sorority, Inc. was active last fall and winter in volunteering to help others. The sorority, established in 1963 in Illinois, has maintained a focus on “civic responsibility” and education and community service.
After the devastation of Hurricane Maria on the Houston area, the sorority collected new and nearly new tennis shoes which were donated to Day Star Ministries and sent with other useful items to those in need in Houston.
At Thanksgiving, the chapter assembled and donated 33 care packages, each filled with lotion, aluminum foil, paper towels, toilet paper, dishwashing liquid, soap, hand sanitizer, toothpaste and chapstick. The members delivered the bags to grateful senior citizens in the Hay Mills Community.
At Christmas, the sorority donated $225.00 to help a local family. Members Rosalita Troutt and Jeanette Eckles accompanied the mother and her children to Walmart where they were able to buy clothes, toys, and other items for a better holiday season.
After Christmas, the sorority in partnership with The Maple Street Mansion: Soul of Carrollton, hosted a green and white gala. The proceeds from the event are slated for scholarships for two deserving high school seniors from Carroll County and Carrollton City Schools. The 2017 recipient was Albany Berryhill, a Villa Rica High School Graduate. She received a $1000 scholarship. Applications will be available at the end of February 2018 in the high school counselor’s offices for the 2018 scholarship.
For more information about the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Alpha Pi Chi Sorority, visit them at alphapichi.org.