Community Service

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To inspire service in the public interest

One of the 5 objectives of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity is “To inspire service in the public interest.”   We at the Trenton Alumni Chapter believe that a genuine commitment to serve our community, the under-privileged and those in need is not a chore.  It is a privilege!

 

So we seek opportunities to “inspire service in the public’s interest” throughout the Greater Trenton/Mercer County area where we have the resources and wherewithal to do so. It’s been said that the greatest expression of love is to give to others at the expense of self.  We give of our time, talents and resources to our community because we love our community.

 

Here are some of the many ways that we serve our community:

In partnership with the Trenton Kappa Foundation, the members of the Trenton Alumni Chapter  hosted a special Prostate Cancer Awareness Webinar – featuring Dr. Mark T. Fleming, M.D., President of Virginia Oncology and one of the nation’s foremost experts on Prostate Cancer, to inform the public regarding prostate cancer awareness including prevention and treatment options for the disease.

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Sickle Cell Awareness Flier

In partnership with the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., the members of the Trenton Alumni Chapter hosted Sickle Cell Awareness Webinar to inform participants regarding Sickle Cell Disease and to contribute to the Sickle Cell Association of New Jersey

The Trenton Alumni Chapter in partnership with the Trenton Kappa Foundation, the Smith Family Foundation and the Mercer County Panhellenic Council raised money for headphones for students in need, who are living in conditions that make it difficult for them to concentrate in a virtual learning environment. 

 

https://free-images.com/display/headphones_earphones_music_458251.html, This image was acquired from Pixabay. It was marked as Public Domain or CCO and is free to use.

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Collage of Read Aloud Project

Members of the Trenton Alumni Chapter volunteered to work with the The Trenton Literacy Movement, Inc. (TTLM), a nonprofit working to improve reading outcomes for children in Trenton, NJ, to launch “Read Aloud.” This unique online reading initiative seeks to expose early readers to children’s books and inspire a lifelong love of reading. TTLM invited members of the Trenton Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and the Trenton Kappa Foundation (TKF) to read some of their favorite books online. The result is a series of informative and touching videos of books read on location in the Children’s Room of the historic Trenton Public Library.

At the height of the COVID 19 pandemic, the members of the Trenton Alumni Chapter partnered with the Trenton Kappa Foundation to provide catered meals for front line health care workers at St. Francis Medical Center and Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell while they were serving the sick and infirmed.  We also provided masks and supermarket gift cards to community based organizations and families in need.

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Image of Your Vote Matters Billboard

Trenton Alumni Chapter partnered with the Trenton Kappa Foundation and 1911 Smokehouse BBQ, to erect billboards at locations across the city to encourage all eligible voters to register and vote. The Your Vote Matters! billboards were seen by hundreds of thousands. Each featured members of the Foundation and Fraternity. By seeing members of our community supporting get out the vote efforts, we hoped to encourage everyone in our orbit and city to get ready, get registered, and VOTE!

In partnership with the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.,  the members of the Trenton Alumni Chapter hosted a Virtual Pre-Fight (Roy Jones Jr. v. Mike Tyson) party to raise money for Scholarships for deserving young people

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Photo of four young men holding laptops

Each year, the Trenton Alumni Chapter provides cheer to community residents during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. For Thanksgiving we offer turkeys and food baskets.  For Christmas, we offer food, toys and other gifts.  As part of our most recent Christmas give away, we were able to provide lap-tops to deserving young men.