IN THE COMMUNITY
Book Drive Donation to the Boys & Girls Empower Group-May 2023
VAC continues to work to inspire young Brown girls to dream boldly and explore the world through reading. We hosted a book drive during Sisterhood in March where 35 books of award-winning Author Sheri Booker’s Imagine a Brown Girl were donated by Sorors and community members. We delivered 10 books to Orlando Graham, Founder and Executive Director, Boys & Girls Empowerment Group in Vallejo, CA and delivered 25 books at the Vallejo Juneteenth Event.
Far West Region’s Community Service Day-March 2022
In support of the Far West Region’s Community Service Day, the members of the Vallejo Alumnae Chapter gathered on March 26, 2022, to support two activities that supported our service members and their families. We selected Travis Airforce Base because we felt it was a critical time to give back to those protecting our country and their families. We are uniquely positioned to have an active military base in our local area, where so many of our Delta families are either retired, in the reserves, or on active duty.
The first project supported the No Bounds Boutique, sponsored by the Travis Spouses Club. VAC members collected stylish new and gently worn evening/cocktail clothing for the boutique. Fifty-six dresses, 31 pairs of shoes, and six purses were collected.
The second project was the assembly of 50 comfort care kits for our female service members who are currently deployed by providing them with essential personal care, hair care, snacks, and motivational items.
COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER February 2022
Members of VAC, led by the Social Action Committee, held a Diapers & Wipes Donation drive benefiting A More Excellent Way African American Community Baby Shower held on Saturday, February 26th. In addition to diapers and wipes, essential baby items were donated by VAC chapter members and partnering organizations to support health equity. Also, legislative information was provided to raise awareness to the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act that is composed of twelve bills addressing issues ranging from the social determinants of health, maternal mental health, perinatal workforce development, and the effects of climate change, to the unique circumstances facing incarcerated individuals and veterans.
SOCIAL ACTION- WEAR RED DAY FEBRUARY 2022
Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. VAC wears red to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and help save lives. #WearRedDay
WORLD AIDS DAY December 2021
VAC wearing red and informing our community on World Aids Day: SOCIAL ACTION
WORLD AIDS DAY HEALTH FAIR December 2021
VAC International Awareness & Involvement and Social Action Committees partnered with Solano County Public Health and many community organizations in sponsoring a World AIDS Day Health Fair!
HONORING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS:
VAC members walking in our community for Breast Cancer Awareness Month