G-Rock In the Community

Community involvement is the power to bring positive, measurable change to both the communities in which you operate. One of the five objectives of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity is “To inspire service in the public interest.”

We at the Gaithersburg-Rockville (MD) Alumni Chapter believe that a genuine commitment to serve our community, the underprivileged, and those in need is not a chore. It is a privilege!

So we seek opportunities to “inspire service in the public’s interest” throughout the Montgomery County area where we have the resources and wherewithal to do so. It’s been said that the greatest expression of love is to give to others at the expense of self. We give our time, talents, and resources to our community because we love our community.

Togo Bike Drive

On May 8, 2021, the Brothers of the Gaithersburg/Rockville (MD) Alumni Chapter (G-Rock) of the Eastern Province gathered to present Togo’s Kids Hope, 119 bicycles to be sent to Togo, Africa.

Togo Kids Hope is an organization founded by Togolese living in the United States with the main goal of providing hope to young kids in Togo through various activities they plan throughout the year. One of these initiatives is to provide bicycles to kids who walk five or more miles to school every day. Togo Kids Hope accepts used bikes and refurbishes them to present to students. For smaller bikes, they give them to preschool children in orphanages in Togo. The need for bicycles is not only important as it allows the kids to more easily get to school but it is also a safety issue especially for young girls. Several girls have been attacked late at night while returning home from school, as such girls are given priority when the bikes are distributed.

The Brothers of Gaithersburg/Rockville Alumni got involved through the initiative of Brother Berkley Davenport, who previously donated his son Chris’ bicycle. After his contribution, Brother Davenport received a picture of the child who received his son’s bike which not only confirmed the purpose of the contribution but also the need. Thus, at the Chapter’s April meeting he made a proposal that the Chapter support this initiative and it was unanimously accepted. Soon after, using social media and the personal contacts of Brothers, an effort that hoped to garner 50 bikes became a donation of 119 in less than a month, becoming the largest donation Togo Kids Hope has ever received. 

The Togo Kids Hope bike drive is now our chapter premier community event. If you would like to make a bike contribution or get more information about this event, please contact Brother Davenport at berkeleydavenport@gmail.com 

Bike Drive Partners

Togo Bike Drive

Please donate your used, broken, or unwanted bikes.

Bikes will be shipped to Togo, Africa and given to children who must walk 5 miles to school.

Veterans & Families Support Program

G-Rock has established a yearly contribution of over 100 sundry bags to the residents of the Fisher House Walter Reed Bethesda. In the past, we have worked with Serving Together of Rockville to provide support to the military and their families. Strengthening our relationships with the Fisher House Foundation and other organizations in Montgomery County is our number one goal.

Fisher House

Fisher House provides military families housing close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease, or injury. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room, and an inviting living room.

Army Ten-Mile Race

G-Rock Brothers and Family members have volunteered at The Army’s Army Ten-Miler annual Army Ten-Mile Race. The race is conducted in our nation’s capital by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (MDW). Attracting over 35,000 runners and 900 teams from around the world, the Army Ten-Miler (ATM) exemplifies the Spirit of Sport and the Spirit of a Nation.

Donate

Your gift to G-Rock improves the health and quality of life for low-income and homeless families in Gaithersburg and Rockville. Be a good neighbor and give today!

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