Welcome to America Project
For the past five years, Tempe Alumnae has partnered with the Welcome to America Project (WTAP) to support refugees being relocated to the Valley by the U.S. State Department. These refugees are usually fleeing their countries because they fear persecution based on race, religion, nationality, social group, or political opinion. Each year we adopt a family and our members donate clothing, household items, and furniture to help the family settle into their new home. The chapter coordinates Delta delivery days and members volunteer to deliver donated goods, setup homes, and visit with the families. Annually, we assist the WTAP organization with warehouse inventory and organizing for the WTAP/DST Spring Cleaning.
Project C.U.R.E. identifies, solicits, collects, sorts, and distributes medical supplies and services according to the imperative needs of the world. They are the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. We are delighted to partner with the Phoenix Distribution Center to sort and package medical supplies for shipment.
Center of Hope (Haiti), Inc.
For nearly 10 years, we have supported Center of Hope (Haiti), Inc., a small school and orphanage in Hinche, Haiti that opened in 2010. Our financial support provides books and supplies for students to ensure their academic success.
World AIDS Day: December 1
Delta chapters around the world implement local activiites in recognition of World AIDS Day each year. The Tempe Alumnae Chapter provides volunteer support to Aunt Rita's Red Brunch in honor of those that have lost their life to the disease while recogning those that continue to live vivaciously with it. Procceds from the event benefit Aunt Rita's Foundation to support HIV/AIDS testing, awareness, and prevention.
In addition to implementing our local projects, Tempe Alumnae annually provides financial support to the projects our national organization has built and developed abroad.