The Dallas Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Kappa Gamma
has selected the following agencies as Beneficiaries of Kappa Tablescapes 2016.
You now have the opportunity to contribute directly to our worthy Beneficiaries through the Kappa Store.
Details are available in the Kappa Tablescapes Store under Donations.
ACT- Advocates for Community Transformation
ACT is a new model of ministry that uses the justice system to empower inner city residents to fight crime on their street and live safely in their neighborhoods, while sharing with them the hope of the gospel. Through Kappa’s assistance, 9,901 West Dallas and 3,852 Fair Park residents will be served.
Austin Street Center
Austin Street Center provides safe shelter and meets the basic needs of an older homeless population; 85% are over the age of 45. Kappa dollars will go towards the general operating budget which allows them to provide the basic needs of shelter, food and clothing while additionally offering support programs such as their Women’s Program designed to address the unique issues and risks that females face when homeless.
Connecting Point of Park Cities
Connecting Point provides an all inclusive day program for adults with disabilities to offer a wide range of educational, vocational, social and recreational services partnering with local agencies, businesses and centers and encouraging community volunteerism. Our grant will provide much needed Sensory Integration Equipment for these clients that will increase their success and help them achieve their individual goals.
For the Nations Refugee Outreach
The mission of For the Nations Refugee Outreach is “to provide educational and acculturation services that help meet the practical needs of refugees and to share with them the gospel of Jesus Christ.” Partnering with Kappa will allow them to expand their services for women including literacy seminars, GED funding, job assistance, and mental health awareness and trauma recovery.
Interfaith Family Services
Interfaith Family Services' mission is to “Be the hands of Christ helping families transition to self-sufficiency and new hope.” The agency serves approximately 100 “working poor” families with children each year. Our funding will assist their Home and Hope Transitional Housing Program covering housing costs, career and financial coaching, and case management services empowering families to break the cycle of poverty.
Mercy Street is a mentorship program in 75212, a West Dallas community of government housing. This area is the densest concentration of low income families in our city. Kappa’s gift will fund their Leadership Institute serving neighborhood high school students who have displayed leadership traits as well as college-age students interested in urban ministry.
MD College and Career Pathways
The Methodist Health System Foundation’s mission is to offer college and career readiness in a hospital environment through mentoring, volunteer opportunities and educational workshops to disadvantaged Dallas County high school students interested in pursuing higher education for healthcare careers. Our grant will help fund their SHINE program including financial assistance for students’ SAT/ACT and AP exam fees, cover instructional workshop fees, and subsidize off-site educational retreats.
Kappa Kappa Foundation
Proceeds will be used to enhance the lives of Kappa women and 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.