Lambda Theta Alpha serves thousands of hours each year to a variety of philanthropic causes and needs. In the effort to create a more united and bigger impact nationally, Lambda Theta Alpha selected a national philanthropy. In January of 2010, LTA became an official collegiate partner to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, becoming the first individual Latino Greek organization to commit fully to the hospital's efforts. With this partnership, LTA provides our resources of community service and activism and more importantly, another direct link to the Hispanic community for St. Jude. LTA has pledged to raise awareness about childhood cancer and St. Jude in the Latin community, as well as fundraise for the hospital through a variety of events and programs.
Past events have included: sporting tournaments, charity galas, informational meetings, and much more.
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For more information about St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, please visit: www.stjude.org
In Spring 2007, as the Interested Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., we were on a quest to develop our future chapter philanthropy. Having a passion for children, we wanted to develop a program to help orphans in struggling countries.
January 2008 marked our first journey to help 27 children at Casa Hogar Ebenezer Orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico. With the aid of the Corazon de Vida Foundation, our philanthropy was born: “Back Packs 4 Kidz.”
We have worked hard to continue this event annually, to send a backpack filled with items for the children in the Ebenezer Orphanage. As a chapter, we purchase backpacks for each child and make sure that they are filled with both school supplies, basic toiletries, and toys. We also ask interested organizations and community members help us by sponsoring a backpack for a child.
We were able to celebrate our third successful event in January 2010. With the help and contributions of our sponsors, we were able to provide each kid with a backpack and the orphanage with games and sports balls for everyone. We look forward to sending the backpacks again next year!
Corazon de Vida (CDV) Foundation is a nonprofit organization and was founded by Hilda Pacheco-Taylor in 1994. CDV is “committed to End the Cycle of Child Homelessness…we believe that moving children from streets to safe housing, improving current orphanage conditions and quality of life and focusing on education will ensure a promising future for Mexico’s orphans”.
“We believe every child's life is valued and holds the same potential, excitement and opportunity as any other life. It is up to us to work together to make sure our care transforms into each child's hope for the future”. Today the CDV foundation is helping to feed, clothe, shelter, and educate over 750 children each day!
For more information about CDV Foundation, please visit their website: www.corazondevida.org
Ebenezer is a small home in central Tijuana and is run by two workers, one of whom travels daily to San Diego to clean houses to support the home. CDV currently provides only $400 a month to help with food, leaving a huge gap for the staff there to fill. Today CDV houses 20 children in the Casa Hogar Ebenezer and we are constantly looking for help for them.