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2022-2024 Nu Chapter Projects

Safe Harbor, a Christ-centered non-profit, has two programs: the Whole Woman Residential Program and Greenleaf Transitional Housing Program. They also operate Resource Warehouse. 

Nu Chapter will be collecting donations for Safe Harbor during the 2022-2024 biennium. Members will tour their facility, and Safe Harbor will present programs about their services for women and children.

Click the lighthouse (above) to visit the Safe Harbor website.

Nu Chapter collected donations from the Safe Harbor Wishlist at the September, November 2022, January 2023, April 2023, September 2023, November 2023, and January 2024 business meetings. A check was presented to Safe Harbor at the April 2023 meeting held at Safe Harbor. The chapter will continue to collect items to support Safe Harbor as a community project during 2023-2024.

Safe Harbor donations 

Click a button below for the 2023 Taste & Talk Cookbook

The PDF cookbook file prints 8.5"x11" pages

Schools for Africa

Nu Chapter supports the UN and DKG Schools for Africa project through our water bottle initiative. Members are encouraged to drink the water and fill the bottle with money to be donated to this International project.

Click the logo above to visit the KFNL website.

Nu Chapter continues to support Knickers for New Life (KFNL) as a partner project to Schools for Africa.

 KFNL strives towards removing health, education, and economic opportunity barriers that Ugandan girls face. Their mission is to raise awareness and funds to provide the Circle of Health & Hygiene items to the significantly under-resourced partner schools in rural Uganda and give dignity to the vulnerable and under-valued girl-child.

“Changing the future for girls in Uganda . . . one school at a time!”

Teachers Helping Teachers

Classroom Connections

Volunteers will share time on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons greeting teachers, giving shopping directions, and checking them out at Classroom Connections, a free materials store for teachers.

Visit the Classroom Connections website by clicking the image above

Beginning Teacher Support

Nu Chapter supports beginning teachers with gift bags, notes of encouragement, and volunteering in the three school systems located in Catawba County.  Teachers in Hickory Public Schools and Newton-Conover City Schools receive support during school years beginning with an even number. Catawba County Schools teachers receive support during school years beginning wth an odd number.  

 Members in the photo are preparing gifts for first year teachers. 

Previous Nu Chapter Projects

Teacher Grants 2020

Nu Teacher grants were presented to eleven Catawba County teachers in December 2020.  Money for the grants was from previous fundraisers and from the every-member assessment. Two grants were awarded to Nu Chapter members and two were presented to beginning teachers.

Reader Leaders Project

In 2017-2018 Nu Chapter initiated the Reader Leaders Project with funding from the NC DKG Educational Foundation. Nu members visited seven classrooms in the area school systems three times reading stories, conducting skill lessons, and presenting books and reading incentives to the students in each class. The 2020-2021 project continues in a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Books 4 Kids

In January 2021, Nu Chapter partnered with Gamma Phi Chapter to collect books for the Little Free Libraries coordinated by the Catawba County Partnership for Children. The two chapters collected over 250 books that were donated to CCPC. A sticker was placed in each book indicating that the books were donated by Nu and Gamma Phi. As a marketing tool, the stickers also included QR codes to DKG websites.

Nu Chapter continued the book collection in March 2021. This collection period ended with over 575 books being delivered to CCPC. A special book donation by former teacher Susan Holbrook (Nu member Amanda Moose's mother) and books donated by Nu members contributed to this large number of books that are now available to children and adults throughout Catawba County.