Dallas South News Wire (Alpha Xi Omega Chapter)
Local Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated held an annual send-off for Camp Jubilee. Camp Jubilee is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a week long camping experience for children with Sickle Cell Disease at no-cost to the camper. These children are currently treated at Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.
Alpha Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority began this community service project in the fall of 1992 under the chapters’ health initiative, and Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha joined in the efforts. A volunteer board supports the camp and both organizations support the board by donating hygiene kits, luggage and volunteering as camp counselors.
The chapters also partner with one of our local African-American owned McDonald’s which provides campers with happy-meals for their two-hour bus ride to John Marc campgrounds designed for children with medical needs. Both chapters have made life better for children with Sickle Cell Disease by their support, donations, and volunteering efforts.
Sickle Cell Disease is a reality in the African-American community. Both Alpha Sigma Lambda and Alpha Xi Omega are helping bring awareness to the community while supporting our children.