Members of the Delta Chapter of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority joined together with Habitat for Humanity to help give back to the local Tucson community.
Not only do these women volunteer to help build at least once per year, they give back to Habitat Tucson in many other ways. Future Habitat homeowners take part in post-purchases classes and the women of Kappa Delta Chi have helped offer free child-care during these classes so that these new homeowners can devote all their attention to the class without having to worry about their children. Additionally, Kappa Delta Chi members offered a helping hand at our annual family picnic, playing games with the children and offering face painting as well.
Their efforts to build homes, communities and hope help give families a hand-up and eliminate barriers to a better, healthier, more financially stable life.
Homeowner and Community Engagement Manager at Habitat Tucson, LuzMaría Hernández holds this chapter of Kappa Delta Chi close to her heart. Not only is she one of the nine charter members (the women who started the Delta chapter at the University of Arizona), she continues to work closely with Kappa Delta Chi and still remains active in the Delta chapter. When discussing the women of this chapter, LuzMaría said, “They are simply amazing. Anytime and every time I call them, they always, always say yes. Whatever it is, a build or volunteer opportunity, they are always willing to help.”
Kappa Delta Chi is an organization devoted to community service within their local communities,
emphasizing their service on the Hispanic/Latino community members. With over 3,500 members nationwide, this Latina-founded sorority helps its members to achieve professional development and academic excellence while also giving to those around them. The Delta Chapter at the University of Arizona was the first Latina-founded, service-based sorority to be recognized by the University in 1991.
To this day, they are still recognized for their exceptional service contributions by both the University and the Greek Life Association. Habitat for Humanity is just one among many organizations that the Delta Chapter of Kappa Delta Chi contributes to. They also participate in Project Yes, a local after school tutoring center in addition to Adelante Nuestro Futuro Conference which holds workshops and welcomes speakers to reach at risk teenage girls in the Tucson community.