Lambda Kappa Omega was founded December 5, 2007, with the mission of creating and maintaining a strong working relationship with members, organizations, and the community in regard to high social, academic and moral standards. Our primary goal is to implement programs designed to help meet the needs of the respective communities.
As a small member motivated nonprofit organization, we have had limited funds and assets. From the 2018 calendar year, 60% of funds went back into our communities and 20% were allocated to our youth services program. Sadly, no one cares what we are doing for our community and youth or event that we are not for profit. The remaining 20% of collected funds are given to fees, services, and bills. The women of Lambda Kappa Omega are not active in this sorority to gain from it financially we are here simply to make a difference. We are currently paying 12,000 per year to rent a very small location. Our goal is to purchase a much larger building that can and will be utilized to help our youth and community.
Currently, our active membership roster has 48 members. This includes our youth groups Lambda Crystallites and Kappa Gamma Omega Youth Sorority. We’ve distributed over 500 packages of diapers to women in need, given out over 200 Blessing Bags to the homeless residents of Philadelphia and Camden Counties. We have adopted multiple families for the Christmas holidays with our Making Spirits Bright campaign, and we’ve performed countless services throughout the year. Our goal within the next two years is to have a least 100 active members, for which 90% will be through our youth program.
The problem we are having is we need a place to call home. The building that we are currently renting is too small to house the members we have now. All of our functions we are outsourcing for a venue to accommodate both members and guest. This is not cost effective for the organizations budget. In 2017 we hosted 42 different programs; almost weekly whether it was a 12- week GED training study group or a sip in sow for our youth. In 2018 because of the increase in membership, we hosted a total of 19 events; most of them were held in a venue other than our Clubhouse which we were charged a regular rental fee for usage. So we’re looking to attain our own building that can be open up to 7 days of the week if needed; as a daily beacon of light in our community.
The building is going to be used for:
-After school workshops and activities
-Educational lectures and workshops.
- Offer free space for other nonprofits (with a small application fee)
- A place to connect like-minded individuals in order to recreate and sustain our community
-Continue with our Respite Program- Weekend relief for parents to drop children off and run errands.
The money we are raising is going to be used solely to purchase and renovate a building. Our members are dedicated to the growth or the organization and will continue with our finical contributions to maintain all other aspects, and services that the sorority provides. No monies withdrawn are going to any members for their work as everyone is a volunteer.