Celebrating Tri Kappa Week with South Bend Tri Kappa

NOW: Celebrating Tri Kappa Week with South Bend Tri Kappa

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- February 19-25 is Tri Kappa Week in Indiana, and the South Bend chapter is celebrating.

This philanthropic sorority holds a special place in my heart.

When I moved to South Bend in January 2020 to start working at ABC57 News, I reached out to South Bend Tri Kappa. My mom, grandma, and aunts have all been involved in this organization in other chapters across the state. I thought it would be a great way to meet some new people and give back to the community.

The group focuses on charity, culture, and education. It is a sorority that is only found in the state of Indiana.

While our members are busy helping those in the community, many people don't even know our group exists. Since I've been involved in my chapter for two and a half years, I thought this week is a perfect time to highlight some of the things we do.

Each month, the South Bend chapter collects items to donate to community projects or organizations. We call this our "Little Kindness." In February, we collected candy and decorated cards to make Valentine's Day treat bags for Life Treatment Center and Miller's Vets.

We make a monthly meal for Ronald McDonald House and donate Bingo prizes and snacks to Portage Manor.

Throughout the year, we look for ways to fundraise so we can award scholarships to students in Saint Joseph County. We also award grants to local charities.

My chapter loves giving back, and we also love supporting one another. The ladies have become a sort of extended family to me, since I don't really have any family of my own in the South Bend area.

For Tri Kappa Week, we are volunteering at Cultivate Food Rescue and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. We are also donating cookies to local dispatch centers.

Tri Kappa members volunteering at the Food Bank of Northern Indiana

We meet throughout the year, and we'd always love to invite more women to join us. Outside of South Bend, there are several chapters in our viewing area.

In total, there are nearly 8,000 Tri Kappa members across Indiana in 231 chapters. If you'd like to get more involved in your community, Tri Kappa might just be for you!

You might not even realize that some of your friends and neighbors are involved, just like me.

If you'd like to learn more about Tri Kappa membership, you can find your closest chapter and contact information here. You can also reach out to Tri Kappa's Central Office to help find a chapter near you by sending a message here.

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