The Asheville (NC) Chapter held its' first annual Kappasgiving event. It was a success and the chapter owes a thank you to Brother Hackett, Brother Walton, Brother McCullum Brother Cloud and the Mu Tau chapter for assisting with our homeless event. The chapter was able to donate blankets, beanies, blankets, socks, long sleeve shirts, toiletries, wash clothes, sweatshirts and under garments.
The brothers of Cary (NC) Alumni have been hard at work in their community as they kicked off Cary Kappa’s Care initiative in November. Led by their community service chair, Brother Devin Paylor, the committee engaged with several local organizations and facilities to provide much needed support heading into the holiday season. A few of their community service activities include, partnering with an area Wal Mart to collect and donate personal hygiene and PPE items for a local assisted living and memory care facility. Donating and delivering turkeys for Thanksgiving to students in need at a local middle school, as well as donating and working with a community food bank for holiday food distribution to over 100 families. In addition to these activities, Cary Alumni was awarded a popular stretch of road in the community to manage for Adopt A Highway and was recognized by Middle Eastern Province Polemarch Michael F. Brown for outstanding support and participation in March of Dimes, in which Cary Alumni raised the second largest contribution in all the MEP.
During the Raleigh (NC) alumni chapters recent KCTF & RAC Day of Service they packaged up and delivered Thanksgiving food baskets. Close to 40 families were supported this holiday season.
The Rocky Mount (NC) Alumni Chapter took an interesting approach to giving back locally during the Thanksgiving Holiday. In support of both black and small businesses the brothers truly fulfilled "put your money where your mouth is". During the holidays many small businesses are skipped for the bigger retail outlets and chains. The brothers held an event called "Krimson Saturday" where they provided free lunch the day after black friday at Blanches Bistro in Rocky Mount. This was a display of being a true gentleman while bringing attention to a local business.
The Wake Forest-Rolesville (NC) Chapter joined the battle in fighting local food insecurities.
Rolesville, NC located outside of Raleigh is one of the fastest growing towns in the state for the past several years. Like the rest of the state some of its’ residence have faced challenges with food insecurity. In 2019 the Town of Rolesville Board of Commissioners endorsed Wake County’s Comprehensive Food Security Plan. This plan is for all people to have physical, social, and economical access to safe, nutritious, culturally appropriate, and affordable food. The brothers of the Wake Forest-Rolesville (NC) Alumni Chapter did their part in contributing to this important effort. They recently participated in the Town of Rolesville’s Thanksgiving Food Drive. The brothers and one of their Kappa League members collected food items and created Thanksgiving Kits. This was especially important in a small town that doesn’t have as many volunteers or resources as its’ neighboring towns.