Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, the March of Dimes and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield joined forces at the Verizon Center during a recent Washington Mystics game. The groups participated in a massive diaper drive and collected over 21,000 diapers for Stork’s Nest, a prenatal education and incentive program for low-income women maintained by Zeta Phi Beta, one of the nation’s most recognized Black sororities, and the March of Dimes, a fundraising organization for preterm babies.
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield presented a $50,000 check for the Mama & Baby Bus, which will assist Stork’s Nest programs in Alexandria, Va., and the District. Zeta Phi Beta’s Washington, D.C., chapter thanked the participating organizations and attendees for their support.
“The ladies of Beta Zeta Chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., would like to thank the Washington Mystics’ management and fans for supporting our Stork’s Nest project,” said Donna Jordan, Beta Zeta chapter president, in a statement. “The cooperation between your organization, the March of Dimes and CareFirst will make a difference in the lives of many expectant mothers in the District of Columbia.”