As individuals with time, talents and treasures, Kappas first support our sisters; second, we participate in local service projects; and third, we serve the greater good.
Our chapter women support elementary schools, Relay for Life, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Habitat for Humanity to name a few. Chapter fundraising events support causes such as the American Cancer Society, breast cancer/Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, tsunami relief, and multiple sclerosis research.
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), our official philanthropic partner, has been supported through the donation of thousands of books and volunteer hours to Boys and Girls Clubs, elementary schools and hospitals.
Our chapters also have supported the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation with financial gifts and Rose McGill magazine subscription sales to help fund scholarships, confidential aid, education and training, and support of our two museums.
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States. We prepare and motivate children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most. We inspire children to be lifelong readers through the power of choice. RIF provides new, free books for children to choose from and make their own.
The seeds of inspiration in these books have motivated children to follow their dreams and achieve their potential. Yes, it seems incredible for a book to launch a life, but it happens every day as hungry, inquisitive young minds reach out and grab hold of the new people, places, and ideas that books bring them. Planting seeds of inspiration in our nation’s most vulnerable children is what RIF and a network of more than 400,000 volunteers do.
Whether in schools, homeless shelters, or community centers—wherever you find children—RIF volunteers spend countless hours distributing books, staging reading motivation activities, and promoting the importance of literacy in their communities.
Toledo Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma supports Free to Breathe!
On behalf of the Toledo Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma, I invite you, your family and friends to join with us in supporting the Free to Breathe Lung Cancer 5K Run/1mile walk. This event was initiated in northwest Ohio three years ago through the efforts of Kappa alumna Louann, a 7 year lung cancer survivor.
All proceeds from the event benefit the National Lung Cancer Partnership, which supports lung cancer research, awareness, and change. Detailed information is available online at www.FreetoBreathe.org
Holiday Sharing is a heartwarming tradition through the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Rose McGill program. It begins with our card of intent in the spring, and leads to a match in the fall. Our Kappa shares a little of her story and a wish list with us, and by early December, enthusiastic donations from our members make it possible to purchase a selection of gifts to brighten her holiday and to let her know that she is in our thoughts.