The Community Service

 

Volunteering at Casa Hogar

The anniversary trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico intended to reconnect N.I.A.R.A. through new adventures became more purposeful when they visited Casa Hogar, a safe haven for vulnerable children under the age of 18 who have been separated permanently or temporarily from their parents or guardians.

Putting Service First 

Volunteering abroad kept service, a founding principle of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. at the forefront of N.I.A.R.A.'s line trip. They were filled with much gratitude to have impacted the lives of the children of Casa Hogar. While at the orphanage, N.I.A.R.A. offered a helping hand to projects around the facility.

  • Planted produce

  • Composted biodegradable waste 

  • Cleaned bicycles 

  • Interacted/played with the children

About Casa Hogar 

Casa Hogar has been in existence for over 10 years and is supported by Costco Mexico, Los Cabos Children’s Foundation and others. Casa Hogar provides kids with programs that focus on strengthening and modifying their life perspectives and supplies them with the necessary tools that will help them productively integrate into society. Casa Hogar recently opened a transition home that allows teens aging out of their primary care the option to stay on a separate site within the grounds with the support of the staff, teens can live independently and hold employment under a watchful eye. 


Sister Soldier Project

A continuation of their 10-year legacy community service project that was started in Spring 2009. It was created to support their “sister soldiers,"  women serving in the military worldwide,  through collecting, donating and shipping care packages containing feminine products and non-perishable goods.

Putting Service First 

The "Sister Soldier Project" launched in 2009 to aide female soldiers of color  serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The fundraiser created awareness of and for soldiers that were deployed overseas from within their college campus and local community.

Help Us Support Sister Soldiers 

Ten years later, N.I.A.R.A. has united to revive this special project. It's important for them to continue to spread the word about the importance of our nation's female soldiers and their sacrifices. 

Their goal is to collect donations and build 50 care packages that will be assembled and shipped by N.I.A.R.A. 

Every contribution and all proceeds will benefit active military female soldiers stationed in the United States. They will start accepting donations from September 1st - October 1st. If you would like to donate any of the items below, contact them at: NiaraTen@gmail.com.

Donation wish list:

  • Non-perishable items and dried foods (ex. granola bars, trail mix, chips)

  • Hygiene products (ex. deodorant, razers, lotion, combs and brushes)

  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste 

  • Books

  • Magazines

  • Hair care products

  • ALL MONETARY donations will go towards buying ADDITIONAL items for care packages