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Touching the Community: COLFA Students Serve Children in Need

Few in San Antonio might know that more than 5,000 political refugees from around the world reside in the city, given asylum from political persecution and life-threatening circumstances such as genocide and war. These exiled families have come to the U.S. to begin life anew, and their children are in need of basic requirements such as clothing, school supplies, and grooming products.

Demonstrating its commitment to community service, the UTSA chapter of sociology honor society Alpha Kappa Delta raised funds to help support child refugees enrolled at the Colonies North and Glen Oaks elementary schools in Northeast San Antonio.

In all, the society donated:
105 pairs of pants
115 shirts
18 belts
48 pairs of underwear
29 pairs of socks
75 toothbrushes
75 tubes of toothpaste

Below we share some of the touching thank-you letters written by the children to the members of AKD.