During the North Atlantic Region’s 2018 Undergraduate Roundup conference, the Undergraduate members of the North Atlantic Region collected 1,100 pairs of shoes that were donated to Soles 4 Souls, a non-profit organization that processes and ships shoes to destinations around the world populated with people of color.
Conference attendees were asked to bring donations of shoes in clear plastic bags to the conference. Representatives from Soles 4 Souls picked up the shoes for redistribution to communities in need around the world.
The Soles 4 Souls shoe collection project is part of the sorority’s international community service program, Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service. During the next four years, Alpha Kappa Alpha chapters and members around the world will partner with Soles 4 Souls in support of the sorority's Global Impact target, which focuses on programming that is designed to enhance its international footprint.