DTO Service Through the Years

THE 40s

~Began Miss Fashionetta Contest for Scholarship

~Sponsored Family & Friends Retreat

~Contributed to Mississippi Health Project

THE 50s

~Sponsored Plays & Presentations written by Sorors utilizing local talent

~Awarded Scholarships to Area High School Students

~Equipped a Sickle Cell Room at Martin DePorres Hospital

~Affiliated with the Pan Hellenic Council

~Purchased Life Membership in NAACP

~Initiated Voter Registration Drives

~Raised Funds for Scholarship by Raffling off a New 1954 Chevrolet

~Presented Mrs. Sugar Ray Robinson, guest Model, at Fashionetta Scholarship Affair

~Annually Donated to American Council on Human Rights

THE 60s

~Implemented Culturama Program for Area High School Senior Girls

~Became an Annual Patron of Mobile Opera Guild

~Became Politically active in Local, State and National Campaigns

~Continued Voter Registration Drives

~Annually Contributed to the Cleveland Job Corps for Women in Ohio

~Conducted Retreats for Self Evaluation and Improvement

~Donated Gifts for Patients at the Veteran’s Hospital in Tuskegee, Alabama

THE 70s

~Hosted 38th South Eastern Regional Conference

~Chartered Epsilon Upsilon Chapter on the Campus of the University of South Alabama

~Expanded Culturama to Include High School Senior Boys and Girls

~Provided Black Heritage Biographical Books on African American Women to Public School Libraries

~Donated Gifts for Patients at Searcy Hospital

~ Presented Health and Political Forums

~Sponsored Job Fairs for High School Students

~Continued Voter Registration Drives

~ Donated Playground Equipment to Mobile Association for Retarded Citizens

~Began Publishing Pink and Green Bulletin to Inform Sorors about Sorority Programming and Activities

THE 80s

~Beautified Grounds of Prichard Library

~ Purchased a Sorority House

~Became Active in the “Keep Mobile Beautiful” Campaign

~Expanded Culturama to include high school juniors

~Adopted an African Village

~Became an Annual Contributor to Africare

~Held African Costume Ball

~Sponsored Two Debutante Cotillions

~Provided Scholarships for students attending an HBCU

~ Established the Marie Merriwether Roberts Scholarship fund at Bishop State Community College

~ Presented Wintley Phipps in Concert

~Sponsored Easter Egg Hunts for Low -Inc ome families

~Co-hosted 50th South Eastern Regional Conference with Southern Mississippi Chapters

~Sponsored Forums on Apartheid and the South African Struggle

~Sponsored Tutoring Program for middle & high school students at LeFlore High School

~Sponsored Black History Month Program involving area youth

~Became active participants in Civil Rights Marches on Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday

THE 90s

~Hosted 60th South Eastern Regional Conference

~Chartered Pi Rho Chapter at Springhill College

~Provided Tutoring programs in Reading & Mathematics at Area Churches

~Provided Immunizations & Health Care Clinics at Roger Williams Homes

~Began Sponsoring African-American Heritage Festival during September in Bienville Square

~Revived Fashionetta Fashion Shows for Scholarship

~Sponsored middle school students in South Eastern Region’s Science and Math Camp at Mississippi Mathematics Camp in Piney Woods, Mississippi

~Contributed more than $10,000 to the United Negro College Fund during their Annual Telethons

~Became an Annual Contributor to the Mobile Catholic Services during World Food Day

~Sponsored Forums on the AIDS Virus, Teen Pregnancy, & Black Family

~Collaborated with Mobile Area Red Cross in its Minority Blood Drive efforts

~Became an Annual Donor of Christmas Gifts to Wings of Life Charity

~Co -Sponsored Health Care Reform Forum with the League of Women Voters

~Initiated co-sponsorship of monetary support of health care with the Child Care Foundation

~Co -Sponsored with The Junior League of Mobile on Children’s Advocacy

~Formed AKA Girl Scout Troop #997

~Helped plan the National Pan Hellenic Council’s 59th National Convention

~Supported child immunization awareness with the Mobile County Health Department

~Contributed more than $20,000 to Area Students Attending HBCUs

~Sponsored tours of HBCUs for area High School students

~Continued Voters Registration Drives at Area Shopping Centers

THE 2000s

~Participated and raised over $36,600 for American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life over 10 years

~Participated and raised over $2,200 for the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out to Fight Diabetes

~Hosted College Fairs for area high school students

~Hosted the Purple Tea for breast cancer awareness

~Held a Night in Monte Carlo Extravaganza Scholarship Fundraiser

~Hosted a Scholarship Dance honoring Ms. Adline Clark and the Honorable James Buskey

~Participated in America’s Promise to Youth in Mobile County

~Donated over $1,400 to Catholic Social Services in honor of World Food Day

~Donated Christmas gifts to children associated with Wings of Life Ministry

~Donated Christmas gifts to Twin Oaks Nursing Home

~Participated in Absentee Voters Registration Drive at Twin Oaks Nursing Home

~Collected and donated gently used coats to Dumas Wesley and the Salvation Army for the Annual Coat Drive

~Hosted a Scholarship Dance

~Participated in High Hopes Mentoring Program in collaboration with

Mobile County Public School System, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Mobile YMCA, and Volunteer Mobile, Inc.

~Participated in a Mentoring Program at Jon Archer Center

~Participated in March of Dimes Walk

~Participated in the United States Census Rally and mailed over 150 flyers to Black churches

~Donated to the Kristina Kenny Fund (youth member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Mobile YMCA)

THE 2010s

~Participated in The Biden Initiative on Cancer (Moonshot) hosted by the Mitchell Cancer Institute

~Assisted with recruitment of 35 underserved women to receive free mammograms and the inaugural roll out of the AKA Mobile Mammography Unit at a Regional Conference

~Canvassed the local mall with breast cancer literature

~Hosted a Breast Cancer Awareness program. The guest speaker was Eleysia Outlaw, MD, of the Mitchell Cancer Institute, spoke on Disparities in breast cancer outcomes in the African American community and the benefit of early detection.

THE 201Os cont’d

~Donated Relaxing Bath Salts and Health Prevention literature to Caregivers at local adult daycare centers (E.A. Roberts Alzheimer’s Center and U.J. Robinson Memorial Center)

~Hosted a Heart Health Awareness Day: Pink Goes Red for a Day at the Ivy Center

~Participated in Making Strides for Breast Cancer and raised over $2,000 which was donated to the American Cancer Society

~Participated at the National Alliance on Mental Illness Walk (NAMI Walk Mobile) and recognized as the largest group of walkers in addition to raising money

~Culturama hosted annual HBCU College Tours

~Collected and donated gently used coats, gloves, hats, and scarves

~Participated in the Alabama Kidney Foundation Walk

~Participated and raised over $18,000 for American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life over 4 years

~Attended Blacks in Government’s Annual MLK Breakfast

THE 2020s

~Donated $500 to Wings of Life Recovery Program

~Donated $1,000 to Feeding the Gulf Coast – Virtual Fundraiser sponsored by DTO Foundation

~Raised nearly $600 for HBCU for Life for Reactivation Day 2020

~Hosted a “Meet the Candidates” Political Forum at Ben May Public Library

~Won “Best of the Best” Reactivation Award at the 88th Southeastern Regional Conference, Knoxville, TN

~Participated in the virtual NAMIWalkand raised $1,160

~Participated in MLK Day of Service at: The Wings of Life Waterfront Thrift Shop, Prichard Park, Blacks in Government Annual MLK Breakfast and MLK Community March

~Hosted a “Pink Goes Red for Heart Health” Day

~Reached our goal for donating pillowcase dresses to the Little Girl Dress project

~Donated Toiletries to St. Mary’s Home

~Hosted a COVID-19 Mini Forum with the chapter’s physicians, financial experts, and educators

~Hosted a COVID-19 Mini Form on Mental Health with the chapter’s mental health professionals

~Donated $200 to Alabama State University’s Emergency Fund

~Made and donated facemasks to Healthcare Professionals and others in the community

~Collaborated with Delaware Street Baptist Church for the 1st Heart Walk and Wellness Fair

~Donated the following to the community in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: McKemie Place $300, Family Promise $500, Wings of Life $500, Boys and Girls Club $500, Salvation Army $1,000, and

United Way $1,000

~Donated $500 to Catholic Social Service in support of World Refugee Day