Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority holds clothing drive in honor of MLK Day

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Theta Zeta Omega chapter celebrated AKA’s 114 years of service and sisterhood and continued the tradition of giving back and honoring MLK by hosting clothing drives in Gulfport and Moss Point.

Each year, the sorority participates in an MLK Impact Day where the ladies go into the community and engage in a day of service.

This year, they took up donations for new or gently used shoes, eyeglasses, and children’s pajamas. The donated items will go to people in Africa and children at St. Jude’s Hospital. Theta Zeta Omega Chapter of AKA First VP Bridgette Parks said, “Community service is one of our core missions, core values, service to all mankind. Today, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, who’s commitment to Civil Rights and uplifting our community, we felt this is a day that we need to come out and work, not just kick back and take the day off.”

Last year, the organization collected 454 pairs of shoes and 756 pairs of glasses.

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