The Dallas Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Kappa Gamma
has selected the following agencies as
Beneficiaries of Kappa Tablescapes 2013!
Foundation for the Education of Young Women
Camp Summit provides barrier-free outdoor experiences that promote personal growth and foster independence for children and adults with disabilities. Our funding will provide a portion of the 2014 Campership and Financial Assistance Program. The vast majority of campers pay something to attend camp, but the amount if based on a sliding scale.
Heroes for Children
The vision of Foundation for the Education of Young Women (FEYW) is to create a network of all-girls, college preparatory, public schools across Texas. FEYW formed its first public-private partnership with the Dallas ISD and opened the Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School, the first all-girls public school in Texas, in August 2004. The Tablescapes grant will be used to support the “CollegeBound: Ready to Succeed” Summer Initiative. This program acclimates the school's high school students to the rigors of college life, demystifies the college experience and helps facilitate the girls’ transition to college following graduation.
Human Rights Initiative
Whether it is to pay a medical bill, buy gas for the frequent trips to the hospital, or keep a family from having their electricity turned off, Heroes for Children is committed to helping families with children 0-20 who are diagnosed with cancer. Through Laptops for Love, the Tablescapes grant will be used to donate new laptops to teenagers battling cancer. This unique program provides teens with a link to the outside world while undergoing cancer treatment and allows them to keep up with their schoolwork while away from the classroom.
Human Rights Initiative provides free legal and social services to indigent women and children in Dallas that have been victims of violent crime. HRI is the only agency in North Texas providing free legal service to indigent immigrant women and children victims of domestic violence and violent crime. Our funds will be used to support the program’s services to this population.
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation
Rays of Light
Proceeds from Kappa Tablescapes will be used to enhance the lives of Kappa women, and therefore their communities, by providing funds for educational programs, scholarships, financial aid and the preservation of Kappa heritage within the context of women’s history through our national foundation.
Rays of Light is dedicated to providing free, quality respite care to Dallas families with special needs children and their siblings, through their program called “Night Lights.” Funds will be used to provide staff, cover all expenses for one of the three monthly sessions. The first Friday evening of each month will be called the “Kappa Kappa Gamma Night Lights.”
Vickery Meadow Learning Center
Vickery Meadow Learning Center is dedicated to improving English literacy levels among non-English speaking adults and their children by providing programs in communication and life skills. Funds will be used to partially pay for the program staff salaries of the Family English Literacy Program. By helping fund the Family English Literacy Program, we will help VMLC students obtain the English skills they need to improve their employment, participate in their children’s activities and communicate with their health care providers.
Vogel Alcove provides free quality child development services for Dallas’s youngest victims of poverty: homeless children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Vogel Alcove provides the only FREE comprehensive early childhood education program within the city of Dallas. Their main focus is to provide childcare and case management for children who are referred to them by 21 local emergency shelters, domestic violence shelters, housing programs and organizations that serve homeless families. Our funds will cover the cost of comprehensive childcare for two months for a portion of their clients.