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Alpha Sigma Phi Building Strong Relations with Non-Profits
In 2012, students made the charge to identify a new philanthropic beneficiary to move the ‘Old Gal’ into its next generation of charitable giving. After a year-long process – the student-driven committee identified new beneficiaries that align with our values. The Fraternity is excited to now announce these partnerships:
SILENCE – Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
CHARITY – Ronald McDonald House Charities
PURITY – Humane Society
HONOR – Big Brothers Big Sisters
PATRIOTISM – Homes for our Troops
Autism Speaks is the national philanthropy for the Alpha Xi Delta women's fraternity. Here at West Virginia Wesleyan's chapter, Beta Sigma, the girls work hard to raise autism awareness. Every year at homecoming the girls ride a see-saw, fondly known as the "Xi-Saw", for 24 hours. Through the cold, wind, rain and sometimes even snow, the girls see-saw it out to raise awareness on campus. Facts are shared to people who pass by including: "boys are 4 times more likely to have autism than girls," "1 in 110 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with autism," and even "more children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combined."
The girls also have a free lemonade stand outside the football stadium every year at homecoming. On the cups are handwritten facts about autism and donations are accepted that go towards Autism Speaks to help raise awareness and fund research to find a cure.
Thinking Pink Since 1954
The sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha are back in action to raise awareness for October Breast Cancer Education & Awareness Month. They have participated in a bounce-a-thon, a balloon release at the homecoming football game, sold water at the Forest Festival, kiss away cancer, ribbon sales, and a Think Pink soccer game. ZTA has raised over $2,000 thus far. While at the Forest Festival in Elkins, W.Va. sisters met many breast cancer survivors who truly touched their hearts. Asked on how important breast cancer education and awareness is, Junior Carrie Johnson said, "I think our philanthropy is really inspiring. The experiences of hearing a person come up to you and say they are a breast cancer survivor; it instills a sense of pride. It shows you that what we are doing is truly helping lives and making awareness known." Every ZTA sister has offered their time and effort and ready to work even harder to continue to raise money and awareness for such a relevant cause. All money that is raised is given to the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation in effort to support breast cancer education and awareness.
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