Valley Pearls Service Foundation (VPSF) is a 501 (c) (3) organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The VPSF was formed in 2010 by 85 members of Upsilon Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., an organization with a rich and distinguished history of service that spans nearly a century.
Alpha Kappa Alpha was the first Greek letter organization of its kind. The organization pioneered mobile health clinics in America, has been a leader in the fight against illiteracy, and has the distinction of being one of only a handful of women’s organizations to operate a federally funded Job Corps.
Creating the VPSF was the method by which Upsilon Eta Omega sought to ensure that there will always be support for health and education, its oldest programs of service. Today, the Foundation, a strong and viable organization, is a powerful tool for good, pooling the resources of its 191 members who share this vision of providing a perpetual source of support for health and education. Over the years the VPSF, through its members and community support, serves as resources for several Greater Birmingham School Systems (City of Birmingham, City of Fairfield, and City of Bessemer); local community centers; community organizations (AIDS, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Sickle Cell Disease Association, Boys and Girls Club, 4 – H Club, Heifer International, World Hunger Organization, Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, March of Dimes.