Greater Waterbury Area Alumnae Celebrates 20 Years of Serving Community


Submitted by Evelyn O. Knight

The Greater Waterbury Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. celebrated 20 years of sisterhood, scholarship, and service on April 29th.  The sorority was founded at Howard University in 1913 and now has more than 900 chapters around the globe.  The sorority provides programs and services in Educational Development, Economic Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement.

In March, the chapter held a drive to collect feminine hygiene items throughout the month of March.  Through “Trunks Up,” the chapter donated more than 500 personal items to the NAFI CT Touchstone Program in Litchfield.  Supplies included: packs of pads, tampons, natural hair shampoos and conditioners, toothpaste, toothbrushes, socks, spa treatments, deodorant, lip balm, wipes, shaving cream and more.  The chapter would like to thank the public who contributed to this drive.

Freddy Mendez, Touchstone Program Director stated: “The kids are amazed and can’t believe how much stuff you [the chapter] brought. They use the products every day. It makes them feel good.” 

The chapter also donated items to senior living homes at Autumn Lake Healthcare at Bucks Hill in Waterbury and Wadsworth Glen Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Middletown. The donation included 15 self-care bags for Autumn Lake that contained gloves, masks, hand sanitizers, and wipes and 30 recreational bags for Wadsworth that contained coloring books, crossword puzzle books, crayons, and coloring books. 

“The residents loved them. The word searches were a big hit. Thank you all so much,” said Lauren Agnelli, Recreational Director at Wadsworth Glen Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

The NAFI CT Touchstone program is a staff-secure residential treatment program serving girls between the ages of 12 and 18 who are committed to the Department of Children and Families. With enhanced psychiatric, nursing, educational and clinical expertise, Touchstone provides young women the opportunity to engage in treatment in the community with the goal of future placement either in the home or at a lower level of care.


Submitted by Evelyn O. Knight The Greater Waterbury Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. celebrated 20 years of sisterhood, scholarship, and service on April 29th.  The sorority was founded at Howard University in 1913 and now has more than 900 chapters around the globe.  The sorority provides programs and services in Educational …

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