It has supported orphans in Lebanon and humanitarian efforts by the U.S. government in Lebanon and Palestine. It has aided the victims of the 9/11 disaster. It has intervened to protect the rights of its ethnic community and has promoted its culture via cultural activities at its gatherings and through cultural activities planned by its member clubs in their respective cities. These clubs have participated in ethnic fairs showcasing their food and heritage through cultural exhibits. They have addressed groups regarding their heritage and taught their ethnic dancing and cooking.
Our heritage is rich with many contributions to the world like the alphabet, mathematics, astronomy, agriculture, calligraphy, and many musical instruments. Some famous Americans of our heritage include former Senators George Mitchell and Spencer Abraham; former White House Chief of Staff John H. Sununu; former Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala; former Dean of White House Press Corps Helen Thomas; consumer advocate Ralph Nader; and prominent heart surgeon, Dr. Michael DeBakey.