Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Local Lambda Chi Omega chapter supports Empowering goals

GREENVILLE - The local Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Lambda Chi Omega National Sorority recently added Empowering Darke County Youth to its list of charities and activities. Four members of the local chapter – Charlotte Wright, Linda Rehmert, Jane Williamson and Barbara Anthony – met with volunteers, tutors and Greenville students to show their support for the Empowering programs.

“We appreciate the work you are doing,” they said. Empowering Volunteer Coordinator Chelsea Jones thanked the group on behalf of the staff, volunteers and students. “Your support means a lot to us,” she said. “Without it we wouldn’t be able to do this.”

Lambda Chi Omega is a national philanthropic sorority organized in 1923. Its purpose is to promote fraternity, social development, charity and education. The Gamma Epsilon Chapter was organized in 1965 and has nine active members, plus two alumna members, many of whom have been members for over 50 years. Their annual money-making project is selling ads for the Darke County Fair Race Programs.

Empowering Darke County Youth began its third year of After School tutoring in September. So far, the program has more than 130 requests for help. Tutors and volunteers work with an average 50 students a day. According to Jones, expenses, especially in snacks and supplies, are high. “This donation will go a long way toward helping us meet those needs,” she added.

Other Gamma Epsilon Chapter charities and activities include Aid to local residents in need, LCO Gamma Epsilon Scholarship for GHS seniors entering a healthcare field, Community Blood Drawing sponsorship, assembling and serving lunches to Special Olympics participants, bingo with residents at Brethren Retirement Community, Shelter from Violence, Reading is Fundamental, Mitten Tree, Greenville Public Library, Garst Museum, Heartland of Greenville, Support of troops overseas, and National LCO charities.

The Empowering Mission: Empowering Darke County Youth is a United Way Partner Agency providing After School and Summer Tutoring programs to assist students in the areas of language arts and math with the goal of Strong Students for a Strong Community.

Donations may be sent to PO Box 1113, Greenville, Ohio 45331. More information? We need volunteers! Contact Empowering on Facebook or email

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