Projects

  • Thanksgiving Food Drive – In-kind and monetary donations are collected for families whose primary breadwinners have lost their jobs and single parents caring for a senior or disabled relative.
  • Annual Suit Drive – Donates suits appropriate for women going to job interviews and taking their first step to self-sufficiency.
  • Adopt-A-Family Project – Invites adopted families from Shepherd’s Cove to the Section Meeting in December to present their children with toys and clothing.  Shepherd’s Cove provides emergency shelter for displaced women and children.
  • Personal Hygiene Items Project – Donates trial-sized personal items to the residents of a shelter, Shepherd’s Cove.
  • Ring the Bell Project – Assists the Salvation Army by ringing the bell at area grocery stores during the Christmas holiday to solicit donations from the general public.
  • Socks for Seniors Project – Annual Christmas drive for socks, body wash and lotion to be donated to the residents of Pineview Nursing Home, the Section’s adopted nursing home.
  • Mother/Daughter Project – Hosts a Mother and Daughter Tea at North Forestville Elementary School in District Heights, Maryland for the School’s female students, their mothers, and/or other female family members.
  • Women’s Fair – Co-sponsors the Women’s Fair held at the Largo Student Center of the Prince George’s Community College.
  • Health Initiative – Provides health education to the community and inform members about health related issues that affect the Black community.
  • Legislative Initiative – Advises the membership of legislative proposals and make recommendations on ways to affect the legislative process on issues of interest to the Section and the community at large.
  • Race for the Cure – Participates in the Annual Race for the Cure which honors breast cancer survivors and raises funds for breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs.
  • Annual Fundraiser Projects – Prayer Breakfast and Fashion Show/Luncheon

Sisters United Program

A mentoring program for middle and high school girls which focuses on activities that familiarizes the mentees [Little Sisters] with their history. This enables the Little Sisters to understand and appreciate where they come from and equip them with the tools necessary to become strong adult women.

Founder’s Day Program

Section Members are awarded for their dedication and hard work during the year in the following categories: Bethune Award, Founder’s Award, Service Award, and Outstanding New Member.

Words of Wisdom

We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.

– Mary McLeod Bethune

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