Area Sorority’s Youth Group Participates in Socks for Seniors Drive

The Amicettes, the youth group of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Mu Omega Zeta Chapter, recently participated in a “Socks for Seniors” community service project at the Courtyard of Natchitoches assisted living facility.  A fundraiser was held to purchase socks for seniors, and the Amicettes donated over 300 pairs of socks to the residents.  Denise Cornelius is the youth advisor.

Amicettes are girls nine to 13 years of age who are willing to strive toward the high ideals of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and who demonstrate potential for leadership in service to the community.  Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated is an international, historically black Greek-lettered sorority founded on January 16, 1920, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C, by five women affectionately known as “The Five Pearls.” The five coeds chose the name Zeta Phi Beta. Phi Beta was taken from Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated to “seal and signify the relationship between the two organizations.”  Our founding principles are Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood.  Our motto is: A community-conscious, action-oriented organization.

Our mission statement is to foster the ideas of service, charity, scholarship, civil and cultural endeavors, sisterhood, and finer womanhood. These ideals are reflected in the sorority’s national program for which its members and auxiliary groups provide voluntary service to staff, community outreach programs, fund scholarships, support organized charities, and promote legislation for social and civic change.