Looking for ways to Honor Women's History Month? We got a few.

Looking for ways to Honor Women's History Month?

We got a few ideas.  

By Alicia Bustillos, VP Public Affairs

March is Women’s History Month and looking back at some of the amazing things women have accomplished in history (especially in the last year) can bring up some feelings of, what can I do to celebrate Women’s History Month? How can I honor my fellow woman?

Kappa Delta Chi is united through service, and one of the best ways to celebrate this month is by serving your fellow women. Here is one way I plan on celebrating Women’s History Month and a few others that can make a huge impact on your communities.

1) Make Blessing Bags

I’ve pledged to make five Blessing Bags and keep them in my vehicle for when I see a woman in need. Blessing Bags are purses or zip-top bags that are handed out to homeless women filled with items that are often items that are forgotten about that women specifically need. Some of these things include:

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Feminine Hygiene Produces (Tampons or Pads)
  • Socks
  • Pain Medicine (Individual packets of Advil or Tylenol)
  • A razor
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Comb
  • Antibacterial Wipes
  • And many other ideas

Your local city may have ordinances about handing out items to the homeless, especially if it contains any food, or you may not feel safe doing this. Another idea is to commit to making several of these as a chapter and donating to a local women’s shelter.

If your local shelter has policies against open packages, look into donating some of these items in larger quantities. Things like tampons, pads, and socks are some of the least donated items and most needed.

2) Support Future History Makers

She Should Run is a national nonprofit “a national network changing culture to inspire more women and girls to run for office.” They provide leader activity guides to inspire the next generation of leaders. The current goal right now? To get 250,000 women running for elected office by 2030. #250Kby2030

3) Girls on the Run

Searching for a more physically active movement? Girls on the Run is a national program that was built on the ideas of inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The 10-week program culminates with the Girls on the Run 5K which is the celebratory event that underscores the confidence, competence, connection, character and caring they’ve been developing in the program and gives them a tangible sense of goal setting and achievement.

4) Women for Women International

Women for Women International has helped more than 462,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We serve women in 8 countries offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency. There are several ways to get involved by becoming an ambassador, sponsoring a sister and raising critical awareness of this wonderful organization.

5) End the Backlong

End the Backlog is a program of the Joyful Heart Foundation, a national non-profit organization founded by actress and activist Mariska Hargitay with the mission to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues. This initiative needs all the help they can get to help campaign your local legislative, advocacy for continued support of the federal Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) grants and other critical grant programs on Capitol Hill and education and awareness.

These are just a few ways to support women this month while honoring Women’s History Month. We’d love to hear what you and your chapter are doing this month in celebrating. Let us know in the comments sections of our social media.

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. is a Latina founded, 501 c 7, national sorority who aims to achieve professional development, academic excellence, and graduation of all its members; an organization dedicated to community service to their local university communities with an emphasis on the Hispanic/Latino population. 
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