Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Africare Partnership

 

Welcome members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Through its renewed Africare partnership, chapters will educate local campuses and communities about childhood hunger in sub-Saharan Africa. Africare will also honor the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at the 2015 Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner Gala for decades of support to Africare programs. Secure your tickets to the event here and read on or use the menu to your left to learn how you can participate in the AKA-Africare partnership.

Childhood Hunger in Africa

Bill Gates has noted that the picture of Africa as a continent of starvation is outdated, and that today the problem of food in Africa is not so much one of quantity but one of quality. Oftentimes children may have enough food, but that food is not nutritious enough to fuel their development. Approximately 40% of children in sub-Saharan Africa have stunted growth, and this number has been growing. Even worse, stunting does not just apply to physical development, but to cognitive development as well. The World Food Programme classifies Tanzania as having a high prevalence of childhood malnutrition, with the latest figures noting approximately 35% of children under 5 in the country are stunted.

Read more from Bill Gates on malnutrition in Africa here.
View the World Food Programme’s 2015 Hunger Map here.
And learn more about Tanzania from the World Bank’s data bank here.

How Africare Fights Childhood Hunger

Africare’s first project responded to drought and famine in Niger in 1970, and we have continued helping African communities overcome hunger and food-insecurity to this today. Learn more about Africare’s founding and history by watching this video. Follow these links to learn about how Africare fights childhood hunger by improving food security and nutrition, and click here to learn more about where Africare works.

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How You Can Help

Host a “Fast 4 Hunger” Event!

Over the next four years AKA Chapters across the country can host events on campus to educate their campus or community about malnutrition in Tanzania.

Step 1. Read up to Speak up!

Download the handouts below to learn about hunger, malnutrition and about Africare to prepare for your event. Feel free to print out the handouts too for event attendees.

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Step 2. Read Africare’s Community Advocacy & Fundraising Kit

This kit includes general guidelines on hosting a successful event. It also includes forms for you to request permission to use Africare’s logo at the event and to track individual donations. Make sure you return the Community Advocacy & Fundraising Agreement to Africare (This form is in the back of your Community Advocacy & Fundraising Kit) to ensure your chapter is profiled.

Africare Fundraising Kit Cover

Click on this image to download Africare’s Community Fundraising & Advocacy Kit

Step 3. Host Your Event!

Events can be small or large, the goal is to educate. Have your chapter pledge to fast for one meal and donate the money saved from that meal to youth nutrition programs in Tanzania.

To collect donations online, register your chapter below to get your very own Stop Hunger donation web page. Share the web page with chapter members, friends, family and other supporters to support your event.
All donations through your page go directly to Africare, are tax-deductible, and will be tracked toward your chapter’s total. Step-by-step instructions will automatically be emailed to you, and feel free to contact development@africare.org with any questions!

Step 4. Send Funds Raised to Africare

If some or all donations were not made online, note your Chapter’s name and Region on a check or money order. Make payable to Africare and send it, along with a copy of the Advocacy & Fundraising Kit’s Pledge Summary Form, to…

Attn: Development
Africare House
440 R Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Donate Now!

By Mail: First, note your Chapter’s name and Region on your check or money order. Then send the check or money order payable to Africare to…

Attn: Development
Africare House
440 R Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

By Phone: Call (202) 328-5370 with your credit card information, Chapter name and Region.

Online: Fill out the form below!
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