FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 27, 2020
Racine Tucker-Hamilton, Publicity Chairman
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Prince Georges, County, Md.—Work boots, sandals, pumps, and kid’s sneakers and dress shoes are just a few of the assortment of shoes collected by the Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in February.
“We’ve been gathering shoes since September. Our goal was to collect 800 pairs,” said Benita Swindell, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter President. “Thanks to the generosity and service-mindedness of our members, we were able to surpass our goal and can now help hundreds of people lift themselves out of poverty.”
Psi Epsilon Omega along with other chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., are collecting gently-worn shoes. The effort is part of a partnership with Soles4Soul, a nonprofit organization that ships shoes to destinations around the world populated with people of color.
Sorority members ensure that the shoes are clean and in good condition before bagging and delivering them to Soles4Souls so they can reach the feet of those in need.
“Although our specific service areas are in Laurel, Bowie, and Greenbelt, we are pleased that we are able to reach beyond our local community and help families around the world,” added Swindell.
The Sole4Souls partnership supports Alpha Kappa Alpha’s global impact program: which focuses on the sorority’s efforts to engage in programming designed to enhance the international footprint of the sorority.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated®, Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter was chartered in 2007. Since its founding, the chapter has been aggressively implementing its programs of