RIVERSIDE, CA- On Sunday, December 20, the Riverside Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. held its annual “Shop with a Kappa” gift giving event for Riverside County children. The shopping extravaganza was held in partnership with the Riverside Wal-Mart on Canyon Springs Parkway, where children and their families shopped the aisles for much needed items.
“Giving to families and enhancing the lives of children is what Christmas is truly about,” says Polemarch Demarius Carmichael. “I think our fraternity members had as much fun giving as the children had receiving.”
Each child received a $100 store gift certificate from a Kappa sponsor, which enabled him or her to purchase toys and essentials. Upon checking out, the Wal-Mart management team greeted children with goodie bags and snacks.
“The children seemed very excited about the event,” says parent Angela Coggs, whose son Yonathan is a youth Kappa League member. “Many of them were selfless and wanted to select gifts that would not only benefit them, but their entire families.”
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is an international Greek Letter fraternity that was founded in 1911. It has more than 150,000 members with 721 undergraduate and alumni chapters. The Riverside Alumni Chapter is actively involved in community service and youth mentoring. Its annual scholarship fundraisers and charitable events, which include an annual Thanksgiving food drive and Shop with a Kappa, enable families to receive much needed support.
To learn more about the Riverside Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and its programs, please visit www.rackapsi.com.