Alumnae Association Present: Spring 2014 Clothing Drive

April 7, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jessenia Falconi

Omega Phi Chi Sorority, Inc., Multicultural

alumnaeservice@omegaphichi.org

 

April 7, 2014

 

(New Brunswick, NJ) – The Alumnae Association of Omega Phi Chi Sorority is commencing a clothing drive, which will involve collecting women’s clothing during the entire month of April. This clothing drive will take place specifically in the Florida and New Jersey regions. The association hopes to bring awareness to the issues of domestic violence and homelessness. Additionally, this drive is meant to support and encourage disadvantaged women who are making the journey to a more favorable future. Please read below to learn more about the Alumnae Association and its clothing drive in the different regions throughout the month of April.

 

Making a difference in Florida. The alumnae sisters of Omega Phi Chi in Miami, Florida will help support the women residing at the Lotus House by initiating a clothing drive during the month of April. Omega Phi Chi is excited to support the cause to help women, specifically victims of domestic violence, in the Miami area who are in their journey to a better life through a second chance in building a more promising future. Throughout that process, women will go through interviews and training for their new life. In order to help facilitate their goals with this incentive, Omega Phi Chi will help collect items that will be useful for them for when they go to interviews and training sessions. If you are interested in making donations of new or gently used clothing for women in the Florida region, please feel free to contact Bonnie Galvez via email bnngalvez@gmail.com. The final collection will take place on Sunday, April 27th.

 

Making a difference in New Jersey. The alumnae sisters of Omega Phi Chi in New Jersey will help support women through the Covenant House in Newark, NJ by initiating a clothing drive during the month of April. The final collection will take place on Sunday, April 27th. Anyone willing to donate new and gently worn women’s clothing, including professional attire, in the New Jersey region please feel free to contact the Alumnae Association of Omega Phi Chi Sorority via email at alumnae@omegaphichi.org.

 

About Lotus House

Founded in 2004, Sundari Foundation, Inc. is a non-denominational, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of poor, disadvantaged and homeless women, youth and children by ensuring that they have the sanctuary, support, education and resources needed to heal, grow, and blossom into who they were truly meant to be. The first initiative of the Foundation was the establishment of the Lotus House Women’s Shelter in 2006 in the heart of Overtown, Miami serving homeless women. The mission of Lotus House is to improve the lives of homeless women, youth and children by providing sanctuary, support, education, tools and resources that empower them to improve the quality of their lives on every level, achieve greater self-sufficiency, and build safe, secure lives. In their dreams come true, we enrich our community with the fruit of their potential realized. The vision of Lotus House: Every homeless woman, youth and child will have the opportunity to heal, learn and grow, build the foundation for a brighter future, and blossom into who they are truly meant to be. Lotus House Thrift provides basic clothing and work attire for the homeless women and children sheltered at Lotus House, as well as furnishings and household goods as they transition to their new homes.

 

 

"I leave Lotus House Shelter empowered; I am stronger, smarter, and wiser, humbled, appreciative, and most of all ready to stand on my own." Guest quote

 

About Covenant House

Covenant House, which was established in 1989, is the largest provider to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth between the ages of 16-21 in the state of New Jersey. This organization provides a wide range of services, from fulfilling a youth’s immediate needs of food, shelter, and clothing, to providing them with medical care, education and vocation services, counseling, legal services, life skills, education, recreation, aftercare, pastoral care, drug abuse treatment and prevention support.

 

About Omega Phi Chi Sorority, Inc., Multicultural

Omega Phi Chi Sorority, Inc. was founded on November 9, 1988 at Rutgers University in New Jersey. The purpose of the organization is to generate unity among all women by fostering a sisterhood based on honesty, loyalty, respect, responsibility, academic excellence, and involvement in community service. Omega Phi Chi Sorority, Inc. is committed to helping others and making differences throughout communities. Its National Board supports and promotes philanthropic endeavors of all kinds throughout the year through the National Philanthropy: Omega Phi Chi Community Advocates Responsible for Educating and Serving (OPC C.A.R.E.S). OPC C.A.R.E.S. aims to promote compassion, improve communities, and take advantage of educational opportunities, which can strengthen both the organization and local communities. Omega Phi Chi Sorority Inc. is a founding member of the National Multicultural Greek Council, Inc., the national governing council for multicultural fraternities and sororities. Members of sororities serve in leadership roles on the NMGC Board of Directors.

 

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