The following are types of activities which should and should not be reported on the Chapter Altruistic form:
1. VOLUNTEER HOURS donated by chapter and/or chapter members in the name of Alpha Delta Kappa.
2. GIFTS contributed to altruistic projects by chapter and/or chapter members in the name of Alpha Delta Kappa. Assistance for Alpha Delta Kappa sisters in need may be included.
3. SCHOLARSHIPS presented or contributions made to Alpha Delta Kappa scholarships.
DO NOT REPORT:
1. Time or money contributed to community altruistic projects, but NOT in the name of Alpha Delta Kappa.
2. Gifts or services donated by individual chapter members to hospitals through church circles, or other organizations.
The report covers activities from March 1, through February 28. These dates were established to enable the state/provincial/national (S/P/N) altruistic chairman to compile accurate information in preparing reports for her S/P/N convention and the regional altruistic chairman.
By March 15 (annually), the CHAPTER ALTRUISTIC CHAIRMAN must send her report to her S/P/N chairman - whose name may be obtained from the Alpha Delta Kappa online directory.
Alpha Delta Kappa is an International Honorary Organization for Women Educators Dedicated to Educational Excellence, Altruism and World Understanding.
ALTRUISTIC LIST OF SUGGESTED PROJECTS
Volunteer Hours – When signing into a facility, encourage sisters to sign in this way: For Alpha Delta Kappa, then the name of the sister. Also encourage sisters to keep an individual record of hours on their calendar and/or datebook. This makes it easier to add hours for the Chapter Altruistic Report.
1. Local hospitals, nursing homes, senior day care centers, food banks, day care centers, hospice centers/homes, shelters, food kitchens
2. School libraries – book fairs, lunch aides, volunteer readers, classroom volunteer, school clubs
3. Local libraries – shelving books, reader, giving assistance to patrons, special projects for specific age groups
4. Drives, such as: holiday cards, wrapping paper, soda can tabs for charity, runs/walks for the cure, food banks, prom dresses, professional clothing, clothing for shelters, food kitchens
5. Camps, Red Cross, Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society, Heart Fund, United Way, March of Dimes, etc.
Gifts in the name of Alpha Delta Kappa – Gifts must be given in the name of Alpha Delta Kappa in the form of cash, checks, money orders and/or bank drafts.
1. St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Covenant House, Outreach gift shops, Salvation Army, homeless shelters, children’s hospital, hospice, charitable events/festivals
2. Schools/libraries affected by catastrophic occurrences such as hurricanes, tornadoes, or earthquakes
3. Drives for local food banks, homeless shelters, women’s shelters, any charitable organization in need (i.e. ALS, Salvation Army, Alzheimer’s Association, etc.)
4. Altruistic Funds to adopt a family, raffle a product, teach life skills
Gifts other than monetary – The monetary value of these gifts of toys, food, clothing, and miscellaneous gifts should be given.
Gifts to local hospitals, mental health facilities, senior centers, nursing homes, shelters might include: monthly donations to local facilities, specific programs such as Friend to Friend, Boys and Girls Club, prizes for bingo at a senior center, toys for a children’s center