DKG-Illinois State Organization

International Projects

 

 

 

       
       
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Malawi Giving Form

Schools for Africa Giving Form

 
       

Delta Kappa Gamma, Illinois Projects

*      PROJECT MALAWI

Marion Medical Mission now works in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia. Schools and shallow wells for clean water are built with chapter and individual contributions. Your donations aid the children directly, fulfilling educational and medical needs. Donation forms must be completed and sent to Marion Medical Mission and a copy emailed to pjrinkenberger@gmail.com, by MARCH 10, 2023. All chapter donations are recognized in the convention program. Certificates are presented to chapters who sponsor a well for $450.

  

*   SCHOOLS OF AFRICA

Illinois State Organziation supports the DKG International Projects campaign by UNICEF - Schools for Africa by encouraging funding to create new schools and rehabilitate others to help provide quality education. Support Schools for Africa Please send checks to: U.S. Fund for UNICEF C/O NGO Department 125 Maiden Lane New York, NY 10038. Include the name of your organization and chapter on the memo line. Email a copy to Pat Rinkenberger, DKG Illinois International Projects Chair at pjrinkenberger@gmail.com by March 10, 2023. All chapter donations are recognized in the convention program. Certificates are presented to the chapters who donate $250.

 

Schools for Africa is a joint campaign founded by UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, and the Hamburg Society to promote education for children in Africa.  The campaign will increase access to quality basic education for children with a special focus on girls, orphans and vulnerable children.  Among the countries served are Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ethiopia and Madagascar.  UNICEF is working with governments, local authorities, communities and other partners to:  build and rehabilitate 1,000 schools; create schools that offer a safe and protective environment where children can learn and play; provide access to clean water and separate sanitation facilities for boys and girls in those schools; supply books, pens, proper furniture and other school and sports materials; train 100,000 teachers to provide children with quality education and basic life skills; and educate children about proper hygiene and HIV prevention.

 

 

International Projects

*     WORLD FELLOWSHIP FUND

This International Fund is used to grant fellowships for non-member Fulbright Scholars from other countries to work on advanced degrees in the US and Canada. When the names of these women are announced, send a letter of welcome and/or a birthday card. Invite those studying near you to visit your chapter. Chapters are encouraged to donate $1 per member to support this fund, as it is financed solely by member contributions. Contributions to the World Fellowship Fund may be made using the on-line contribution form or Form 43. Both can be accessed at http://www.dkg.org .

 

*      EMERGENCY FUND

This International Fund offers immediate assistance of $500 to any member (recommended by her chapter or state president) who has sustained major loss from floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, or other catastrophic disasters. Contributions in any amount are needed and appreciated!

 

*    EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FUND

Established in 1964, this International fund is supported by voluntary contributions, gifts and bequests. Contributions are welcome in any amount. Money is available to you or your chapter. See the Educational Foundation Fund brochure for all the worthy projects this fund supports and for the project application guidelines. This fund also supports the Seminar in Purposeful Living.

 

*    INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS FUND

This fund facilitates the exchange of Society speakers among membersí countries.

 

Ideas for Committee Chairs

 

*      Review the chapter rules to find a description of the committee's duties

*      Read the report and recommendations of the last committee chair.

*      Check the chapter budget or speak to your treasurer to see if money is being allocated for the International funds and DKG ILSO project.

*      Share the communications you receive with your chapter.

*      Plan fundraisers for the International funds and Lambda State Project fund. Some ideas include:

Challenge members to match funds or a portion of money collected.

Silent auction/raffle/used book sale

Have an international "feast".

Designate a "loose change" collection.

*      See the International Projects web page for information about the Malawi Project and Schools for Africa plus other ideas to share with your chapter.

*      Use the information your chapter President receives at the September Executive Board meeting and the donation forms for contributions to Project Malawi and Schools for Africa.

 

Helpful Links

*SCHOOLS FOR AFRICA

*UNICEF

*MARION MEDICAL MISSION

(1412 Shawnee Drive ~ Marion, IL 62959)