Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest & Parade
Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:30am - 2:30pm
Lincoln Park (1200 E Capitol St. NE)
We’re partnering again with Rural Dog Rescue for their annual event! Come play with puppies and help support this amazing organization that rescues animals from kill shelters and finds them “furr-ever” homes in D.C.! RSVP here.
Salvation Army Angel Tree Gift Collections
October 31-November 17, 2017
Every Christmas there are children who do not receive gifts because their families are struggling financially. The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program ensures that these children have a wonderful holiday season with their families. In 2016, 13,500 children in the area received gifts. For the third year in a row, D.C. Thetas will support the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program.
If you’re interested in buying a gift, please SIGN UP HERE by October 31, 2017. Then, you’ll receive information about our “Angel” and what’s on their wish list and you’ll pick which present you’d like to purchase! Gifts are due to Jess by Friday, November 17. She’ll collect all the gifts and drop them off at the Salvation Army.
If you can’t purchase gifts but would like to help, you can donate to help us buy more presents for our Angels! Checks can be made out to “D.C. Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae Chapter” and mailed to: Jess Staskal | 701 2nd St NE Apt 443 | Washington, D.C. 20002.
Wreaths Across America
Saturday, December 16, 2017
We’re joining the Northern Virginia alumnae chapter at Arlington Cemetery again this year. We’ll be laying holiday wreaths at the Arlington Cemetery through the organization Wreaths Across America to honor those who have sacrificed their time and safety every single day of the year, to preserve our freedoms. Tentative time is 9am. Jessica Staskal will follow up with folks who volunteer a week or so before the event for specifics.
2016-2017 Service Events Recap
What a fun service-filled year it has been! Between September 2016 and August 2017 we hosted EIGHT service events!
Food & Friends
In November we volunteered for Food & Friends’ signature fundraising event “Slice of Life” and helped sell Thanksgiving pies, and in May we volunteered with them again and helped package meals for over 400 clients!
In April Thetas cleaned out their closets and we donated more than 500 articles of clothing to Goodwill!
Rural Dog Rescue’s “Howl-O-Ween”
Six of us Thetas came out to volunteer at Rural Dog Rescue’s “Howl-o-Ween” Dog Costume Contest and Parade. It was so much fun, and 4 adoptable dogs at that event found their future homes!
Ronald McDonaldHouse Meal Preparation
Twice this year Thetas woke up early and prepared an entire breakfast meal for the 20+ families of sick children staying at the Ronald McDonald House in D.C..
Wreaths Across America at Arlington
We teamed up with the NoVa Theta Chapter for Arlington National Cemetery’s wreath-laying last winter. It was a cold and rainy morning but seeing thousands of graves covered with wreaths by the end was such a meaningful experience and the least we can do for our service members!
Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Project
Last November, we participated in the Angel Tree Project through the Salvation Army, where we “adopt” a local child to buy holiday gifts for. We had 8 Thetas purchase gifts or send money and we were able to adopt 2 children. Spending upwards of $400 in total, we had 11 gifts!
Previous Service Events
Food & Friends Meal Preparation, May 2017
Clothing Swap & Donations, April 2017
Ronald McDonald House Meal Preparation, February 2017
Food & Friends Pie Pick-Up Volunteering, November, 2016
Ronald McDonald House Meal Preparation, October 2016
DC SCORES Fall Frenzy Volunteering, October 2016
Day of Service, Rural Dog Rescue's Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest & Parade Volunteering, October 2016
Ronald McDonald House Meal Preparation, August 2016
Ronald McDonald House Meal Preparation, May 2016
Clothing Swap, February 2016
Angel Tree Project through the Salvation Army, December 2015
Charity Pedicure Event for Stand Up to Cancer, September 2015
Day of Service, Rural Dog Rescue's annual Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest & Parade, October 2015
Potomac Watershed Clean up at Theodore Roosevelt Island, April 2015
Charity Yoga for CASA of D.C./Theta Foundation, April 2015
Stella + Dot Jewelry Trunk Show for CASA of D.C., April 2015
Collecting wreaths on National Arlington Cemetery, December 2014
National Race to End Women's Cancer, November 2014
Day of Service with Theta Iota, trash pickup on National Mall, October 2014
Day of Service with Gamma Mu, food packaging for Food & Friends, October 2014
Race for the Cure, May 2014
Charity Pedicure Event to raise awareness about Ovarian Cancer (tealtoes), April 2014
Stella + Dot Trunk Show Fundraiser for CASA of D.C. February 2014
Collected giftcards for CASA of D.C., December 2013
Charity Happy Hour for CASA of D.C. November 2013
National Race to End Women's Cancer November 2013
Day of Service with Gamma Mus cleaning up playground in NE D.C., Oct 19th, 2013
Charity Pedicure Event to raise awareness about Ovarian Cancer (tealtoes), Sept 2013
Kidney Walk, May 2013
Run for Love, April 2013
Cherry Blossom Festival Volunteer, March 2013
Collecting wreaths at Arlington National Cemetary, January 2013
Collecting gift cards for CASA of DC, December 2012
Baking cookies for CASA of DC, Day of Service, October 2012
Washington Humane Society, Walk to End Pet Homelessness, September 2012
Cherry Blossom Festival Volunteer, March 2012
Capital Area Food Bank, February 2012
Collecting gift cards for CASA of DC, December 2011
Washington Humane Society, Walk to End Pet Homelessness, September 2011
Kidney Walk, September 2011
Collecting school supplies for CASA of DC, September 2011
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, June 2011
Avon Walk Cheerers, April 2011
Fairfax CASA 5K Race for the Children, April 2011
Cherry Blossom Ambassador, April 2011
Collecting gift cards for CASA of DC, December 2010
AIDS Walk, October 2010
Kidney Walk, October 2010
Collecting toiletries for Miriam's Kitchen, September 2010
DCPS Beautification Day at Murch Elementary School, August 2010
Alumnae Unpacking day at Gamma Mu, August 2010
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, June 2010
Cherry Blossom Festival Volunteer, March 2010
Canned food collection for Miriam's Kitchen, December 2009
Habitat for Humanity, assisting in building a house, October 2009
Collecting toiletries for Miriam's Kitchen, September 2009