SERVICE - Warm Hearts Warm Blankets
The Denver Alumnae Chapter continued our tradition of making warm and fuzzy blankets for children in the local CASA programs. These kids are often removed from their homes quickly and unable to take personal items. These blankets provide a sense of comfort and security for them.
October 9, two groups gathered, a daytime group at Barb Ingall's home and an evening group at Kirky Nerheim's home.
(Barb Ingalls and Sarah Hittner)
Taking over every space available, women got to work making blankets for the local CASA chapters. Combining the efforts of all three groups over two dozen blankets were made. The CASA chapters are very excited about the Denver Alumnae Chapter’s donation and expressed gratitude to all involved.
Globally, Kappa Alpha Theta celebrates Linked Heart to Heart Day of Service on October 19 in honor of Bettie Locke Hamilton’s birthday. Denver Theta alumnae honored this day by making fringe-edged blankets for children of CASA.
THETA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AVAILABLE
Theta Foundation is once again pleased to share that our 2014-15 Scholarship Application is available!
Theta collegians and alumnae who will pursue undergraduate or graduate study during the 2015-16 Academic Year are eligible to apply. Theta Foundation scholarships support tuition, textbooks, and course-related fees, but cannot support Theta membership dues.
If you are interested in applying, you can find a link to the online application form, an application guide, and a link to Frequently Asked Questions on our website at: www.KappaAlphaThetaFoundation.org/apply-now.
If you have any questions, review the 2014-15 Scholarship Application Guide or contact Theta Foundation's Director of Programs, Gaylena Merritt, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please visit the foundation website at: http://www.kappaalphathetafoundation.org/
Denver Alumnae Chapter Scholarship
Through Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation, the Denver Alumnae Chapter established the Denver Alumnae Chapter Educational Trust Fund Scholarship in 1993. This scholarship, commonly referred to by DAC members as the Denver "ETF, " has since been renamed by the Foundation as the "Denver Alumnae Chapter Educational Scholarship Endowment Fund." Each year, this scholarship is awarded to a deserving collegian from the Denver Metropolitan Area. Donations for the Denver ETF can be made by simply writing "Denver Alumnae Chapter Scholarship" in the memo portion of any check payable to Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation, or make a payment on line. Click here now to donate to the Denver Alumnae Chapter Scholarship
2013 "ETF" Scholarship Recipient
The 2013 Denver Alumnae Chapter Scholarship in the amount of $1,650 was awarded to Alyssa Proctor, of the Beta Iota chapter at the University of Colorado - Boulder. Congratulations Alyssa !
2014 Service Project
The Denver Health Service event for the “Newborns in Need” program was held on Thursday, May 15. During the event, we packed baby bags for infant boys and received a tour of the facility. We also provided a donation of diapers, bath supplies, and onesies. Laurel Ris, the Volunteer Director, was happy to see us for the third year in a row.
“The Kappa Alpha Theta Denver Alumnae Chapter (DAC) is proud to have participated in the Denver Health Newborns in Need (NIN) program on May 15,” said Michelle Krecklow.
The program supports expecting families who are struggling to make ends meet by collecting thousands of new baby items to fill “Warm Welcome” bags which are provided to each family. With over 3,200 babies delivered annually, there is a substantial need for this successful program. DAC participants were proud to participate by filling the Warm Welcome bags with diapers, wipes, bath items, books, blankets, etc., then were treated to a tour of the facility. Thank you to everyone for your participation in this worthwhile event!
Gail Karsain, Michelle Krecklow, Shera Eddy, Jenny Koch and Kelli Edelen at Denver Health “Newborns in Need” service event.
[Denver Health provides care to over 26,000 patients a year. As the safety net hospital for Denver, Denver Health provides over $455 million in free care a year. We will be providing services as needed, but in the past it has included the Newborns in Need Program, serving food to people waiting in the ER waiting room, and putting together Healthy Habit packs.]