Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., has a long history of involvement on the international stage, including the fight for human rights and development of infrastructure. For decades, Delta has impacted our sisters and brothers around the world through the International Awareness & Involvement thrust. Mary Help of the Sick Mission Hospital has been providing pre- and post-natal care for women and children in Thika, Kenya since 1955. Dedicated in 2002, the Delta House (Swaziland) is a home for children who became orphans due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Opened on June 15, 2013, the Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre Campus of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. School provides an adequate school facility to include clean water for school children in Haiti.
We are committed to making an impact on the quality of life for our brothers and sisters across the world. Locally, LCAC’s current initiatives focus on HIV/AIDS Education and Awareness, World AIDS Day (December 1 st - annually). We have a strong alliance with Southwest Louisianan AIDS Council, our partnership with this organization adds an additional benefit to our community. Our Chapter also supports, the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child. We stuff shoebox gifts—filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items—and delivers them to children in need around the world to
demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, has collected and delivered more than 157 million shoebox gifts to children in more than 160 countries and territories. In 2018, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect enough shoebox gifts to reach another 11 million children in countries like Peru, the Philippines, Rwanda and Ukraine. More than 11 million shoebox gifts were collected worldwide in 2017, with more than 8.8 million collected in the U.S.