Public Service Projects
The Dover Alumnae Chapter sponsors and/or participates in numerous public service activities throughout the year which are designed to enhance both our local and global communities.

The Chapter adopted a two mile stretch of highway on West Denny's Road which runs from the corner next to the Wilmington Trust to the corner of Blue Beach Drive. We arrive early in the morning, donning our red and white, put on an orange safety vest and gloves and walk along the highway retrieving litter, which is later picked up by the Department of Transportation.
Our Chapter has adopted a village in Ghana, Africa by sending much needed school supplies, summer clothing, and shoes. The village is part of the Breau Clan and Reba Hollingsworth, a member of our Chapter, was made honorary Queen Mother and helps serve as liaison between the Chapter and the village.
This committee provided guidance and numerous activities for the GEMS, a group of 9th - 12th grade females living in Kent County. Activities include the monthly meetings which feature a module on a subject germane to the group, college tours, social/cultural/spiritual events, and leadership development, with the culminating event being the Delta GEMS Presentation. Past modules have included etiquette, test taking skills, dressing for success, interviewing skills, sexuality, and nontraditional careers for females. Applications can be obtained from any Chapter member or on the GEMS page.
The primary focus of the Family Project Committee is to develop and coordinate projects and programs to educate and assist families and/or individuals, with particular emphasis on needy families, single families and convalescent individuals. Outreach programs and actives include the adoption of residents at the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, annual Christmas party for residents at Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill and adopt a family at Christmas.
Dover Alumnae networks with the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, an organization who helps families build affordable housing. The program allows families who qualifiy to build their homes with "sweat equity", and Dover Alumnae Members help provide the "sweat equity" which enables families to move into the home much earlier and also provided the washer and dryer for the new home.
Our Chapter networks with Delaware State University and the local members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council to sponsor a Kwanzaa program designed to inform and promote the celebration and/or the adoption of Kwanzaa principles. This ethnic filled event features talented youth, numerous displays, vendors, and refreshments.
May Week was established to give special attention to issues that affect our community such as family and education. The family focus has been geared toward infant mortality, understanding the food pyramid, oral hygiene and other health issues ranging from bone marrow donors to STD's. The educational component has used various forums including showcasing talented youth, awarding youth for their excellence, and providing school age students with a tour of Delaware State University. May Week is an excellent opportunity for Delta Sigma Theta to reinforce our commitment to our youth and their families.
For more than a decade, Dover Alumnae Chapter has shown its love and appreciation for the senior citizens of our community and the surrounding areas by hosting a Senior Prom every spring at the Modern Maturity Center located on Route 8 in Dover, Delaware. Senior citizens, age 55 and older, dress in beautiful evening attire and enjoy at no cost festivities including good food, a pleasant atmosphere, the crowning of prom King and Queen, and dancing to their favorite tunes from the past. For a modern twist, many of the seniors join in the many line dances. The sorority members provide wrapped gifts as door prizes, and everyone has an opportunity to win a special gift. This enjoyable occasion will be held for many years to come.
The founding members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. were on the front line of many social issues that affected our country. The members of Dover Alumnae Chapter continue the tradition via political forums, voter registration drives, "Meet the Candidate Nights", Delta Days in the Nation's/State Capital, Delta Days in the United Nations, and domestic violence awareness. With addition focus on the disparity between the black/white infant mortality rate, mandatory minimum sentencing for nonviolent offenders, and the monitoring of legislative bills.
Through the national initiative, Summit V, the Sorority is taking a major leadership role in health education in AIDS, clinical depression, and other issues that disproportionately affects African American communities. For the past three years, the Chapter has sponsored forums and workshops to educate the Dover community about these issues.


Dover Alumnae Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
PO BOX 636 • Dover DE, 19903