Charlottesville, VA – The Charlottesville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosts their annual May Week activities entitled It Takes A Village… to bring together the community for worship, fellowship, and service. The calendar of events includes:
- It Takes A Village To Go Green, the cleanup of West Street on April 19th at 8am, in observance of Earth Day.
- It Takes A Village to Give Battered Women a Fresh Start, a community drive to benefit the Shelter for Help in Emergency by collecting phone cards, grocery & pharmacy gift cards, and CTS bus tickets at Gordon Ave Library (1500 Gordon Ave, Charlottesville) and local churches from May 1 – 31. The Shelter for Help in Emergency is an organization committed to ending domestic violence in our community and assists women in abusive relationships in taking their first steps towards a safer environment.
- It Takes a Village to Cure Arthritis On Saturday, May 3rd, the Charlottesville Deltas will participate in the 5th Annual Charlottesville Arthritis Walk sponsored by The Arthritis Foundation at Scott Stadium, East Gate at 9am.
- It Takes A Village to Uplift Praises – As a sorority founded on Christian principles, the chapter will attend a local church service on Sunday, May 4th.
- Conversation & Inspiration On Wednesday, May 7th, the chapter will discuss The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir by Victoria Rowell at 7:30pm at Siips Wine & Champagne Bar (212 E. Main Street Downtown Mall). All are invited to join in a discussion of the women who inspired the accomplished actress along her journey through the foster care system.
- One Book, One Vote: Creating Teachers & Voters, their 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at Applebees Restaurant & Bar (571 Branchlands Blvd) on Saturday, May 10th from 7:30 9:30am. The pancake & sausage breakfast will collect donations towards chapter projects and the African American Teaching Fellows of Charlottesville-Albemarle (AATF), an organization aiming to increase the number of African American teachers in the Charlottesville and Albemarle school systems. Voter registration will be made available during the breakfast.