Greek across the country are tackling big problems. Greeks understand that you can have fun while working toward a worthy cause. This month's top philanthropy events raised awareness and funding for serious issues that sometimes go overlooked by the rest of society. We are very proud in the work done this month by Greeks across the country. Keep up the good work.
Peanut Butter Challenge - Alpha Delta Pi & Delta Sigma Phi at Texas State University
The sisters of ADPi and the brothers of Delta Sig have both been involved with School Fuel program in the past. The program’s goal is to improve educational outcomes by battling hunger among students in the San Marcos CISD schools. This year the two greek organizations team up and enlisted the help of other chapters across campus to compete in a friendly competition to see which house could donate the most peanut butter jars. The competition raised over 1,500 jars! One ADPi (the winning organization) reportedly had over 800 jars of peanut butter sitting in her house.
Heart Health Race - Alpha Phi at Florida State University
In the US, the importance of monitoring heart health is aggressively promoted to men, but not always to the same extent to women. The reality is that heart disease is the number one killer in women. The sisters of Alpha Phi at FSU recognize this issue and host an annual event to raise awareness and funding for the care of female heart health. On March 5th over 400 ran in the sisters’ annual event. The sorority drew in over $15,000 which was donated to local hospitals and women’s heart health organizations.
Track Chair Donated to Wounded Veteran - Kappa Alpha Order at High Point University
For the second year in a row, the brothers of KA at HPU have raised enough money to donate the gifts of independence and mobility to a wounded veteran. The fraternity partnered with The Independence Fund and Heal Team 6 and raised $25,000 for purchase of a special all-terrain chair. The chair will help veteran Patrick J. Glavey, a Marine who lost both his legs from above the knee while serving in Afghanistan, fulfill his goal of building a tree nursery and a permaculture-based vegetable farm with his family.