Programs available to the general public

While the majority of the Order of the Alhambra, Inc.'s Charitable mission is handled through the work of member Caravans, the programs listed below are available to the general public through our main office.


Operation Cover-up

This program started in 1998 by Supreme Chamberlain Leo and Sultana Rita Serowik and since then we have distributed 2252 Afghans. The program’s purpose was to distribute afghans for the comfort of intellectually disabled people who reside in group homes. These afghans are hand-crafted by volunteers and donated to the Order of the Alhambra, Inc. This highly-successful Operation Cover-Up program is overseen by Sultana Betty Nichols. If you would like to order an afghan or have interest in becoming one of our Operation Cover-up Crocheters, please contact Betty at (248) 545-5086. We supply the yarn, postage and pattern. All you need to supply is the time and love.

Alma Dalinsky, a resident of St. Anne's Retirement Community, displays one of her handmade afghan blankets and a scrapbook full of thank you cards and letters. Dalinsky has crocheted more than 133 afghans.

Spiritual Gift Card Program

The main feature of the program is that all past and present enrollees will benefit and be remembered in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered by our Supreme Chaplain every Friday. The Spiritual Gift Card can be used for many occasions: for the deceased as well as the living; for birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions. All monies derived from the use of the Spiritual Gift Cards are a donation to the International Order of Alhambra Charity Fund, Inc.

Healing Cards are also available as part of the Spiritual Program. The cards can be obtained by contacting Robert Long, Office Administrator at (410) 242-0660.