Small sacrifices, meaningful impact

Each month, our members are invited to participate in making a small sacrifice, a small contribution of the change in their wallet, a few dollars, or maybe a jar of peanut butter. Funds and donations are collected at membership meetings for a special project determined by the Community Service Committee. In addition to our grants and small sacrifice donations, the chapter donates through state level initiatives, including the Riley Cheer Guild.

 
 
Members presented over 150 books, as well as gift bags and tissue paper, to the Monroe County United Minitries’ (MCUM) daycare program. The donation will helped provide Christmas gifts to about 140 area children. Front, from left, are Tri Kappa Beth Murray and MCUM’s Katie Broadfoot; in back, Tri Kappa Community Service Chair Maria Douglas, left, and President Amanda Burnham stand on either side of Shannon Hampton, MCUM’s office manager. (Featured in the Herald Times, December 2017)

Members presented over 150 books, as well as gift bags and tissue paper, to the Monroe County United Minitries’ (MCUM) daycare program. The donation will helped provide Christmas gifts to about 140 area children. Front, from left, are Tri Kappa Beth Murray and MCUM’s Katie Broadfoot; in back, Tri Kappa Community Service Chair Maria Douglas, left, and President Amanda Burnham stand on either side of Shannon Hampton, MCUM’s office manager. (Featured in the Herald Times, December 2017)

Tri Kappa collected nursing pads and $325 in cash and gift card contributions for to support transportation services for the newly created IU Health Nurse-Family Partnerships (NFP). The program facilitates healthy pregnancies and infants, and promotes self-sufficiency in high-risk women. Women can enroll when 28-weeks pregnant and stay enrolled to her child’s second birthday.

Tri Kappa collected nursing pads and $325 in cash and gift card contributions for to support transportation services for the newly created IU Health Nurse-Family Partnerships (NFP). The program facilitates healthy pregnancies and infants, and promotes self-sufficiency in high-risk women. Women can enroll when 28-weeks pregnant and stay enrolled to her child’s second birthday.

Community outreach

Bloomington based organizations are the focus of small sacrifice funds and donations from the chapter. In 2017-18, over $1600 in cash/gift cards were donated in addition to gifts in kind of peanut butter, books, nursing pads and much more.

Past donations have included:

  • Veteran’s Stand Down

  • Farview Holiday Store

  • New Hope for Families

  • Pet’s Alive

  • Students on the Spectrum

  • Girlfriend Fund (Olcott Center)

  • The Women’s Care Fund

  • Thrive by Five

  • Habitat for Humanity Scholars

  • Teacher’s Warehouse

  • Arthritis Foundation

  • Monroe County United Ministries

  • My Sister’s Closet

  • Girls’ Inc.

  • Community Kitchen

  • First Books of Monroe County

  • IU Health Nurse Family Partners

  • Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

  • Salvation Army

  • Suzy’s Place

  • Meals on Wheels

  • Middle Way House

  • MCCSC School Assistance Fund

  • Camp Kesem

  • People & Animal Learning Services (PALS)