Shawnee Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi (BSP) donated bathroom supplies to Project SAFE.

The Shawnee chapter currently has 24 active members. Cleo Crothers, chair of the service committee, recommended focusing on individual rooms within a house or apartment. This month, BSP is donating bathroom related items.

BSP was founded in 1931, during the Great Depression. There was a need for an organization that could bring women together and expose them to a social, cultural and educational climate that was not available in those difficult times.

Members worked together to raise $22 million in war bonds during World War II. The 1950s brought peace and prosperity to the world, and Beta Sigma Phi membership doubled.

Our members raise more than $3 million for local charities and donate over 200,0000 volunteer hours in an average year. Each chapter determines its own service projects and participation is always voluntary. Chapters have created their own International Funds that donate millions of dollars to health research groups, hunger projects, and other worthwhile causes.

For over 30 years, Project SAFE has offered Pottawatomie and Lincoln County residents a free and safe refuge from domestic violence. Project SAFE has offices in Pottawatomie and Lincoln County.

They offer a 24-hour crisis hotline. The number is 1-800-821-9953.