KINDLY HEARTS CAMPAIGN
The Kindly Hearts Campaign is a year-long campaign focused on service and fundraising to support our communities in some of the areas most directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Campaign will run during the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. As much of the U.S. and the world continues to cope with, and seek to recover from, the COVID-19 pandemic, Alpha Xi Delta is galvanizing our membership around this shared experience and deploying our time, talents and treasures to serve our local communities that are in need.
COVID-19 COMMUNITY SUPPORT
To support the Kindly Hearts Campaign, Alpha Xi Delta chapters and alumnae associations will create project plans within one or more of the following areas of focus: supporting students, food insecurity, and basic needs shortages. Below is more information about each area of focus and examples of ways our Sisters can help.
In 2019, before the start of the pandemic, more than 35 million people, including nearly 11 million children, were food insecure. Feeding America projects that 45 million people, including 15 million children, may have experienced food insecurity in 2020. This is just one of the issues that face our world in the aftermath of the pandemic. The Kindly Hearts Campaign strives to ease these struggles.
DID YOU KNOW?
- 1 in 4 women have struggled to purchase period products in the past year due to lack of income.
- Communities In Schools (CIS) reports that in the past year, an estimated three million students in the U.S. have gone “missing” from virtual school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alpha Xi Delta Plans to:
Through holding local supply drives, starting fundraisers to purchase necessary supplies, and volunteering our time.
Combat Food Insecurity
Sorting and packing, assisting at mobile pantries, drive-thru pantries, and no-contact distributions, prepare food in a Hunger Relief Kitchen and delivering meals are ways in which members of Alpha Xi Delta plan to get the food to those who need it most.
Find local communities who need our support
The Beta Alpha chapter of Alpha Xi Delta has begun its search for organizations who could benefit from the hard-working women who make up our sorority. These communities may include hosting supply drives for feminine care, the National Diaper Bank Network, and other areas of need in the Austin area.