Our chapter makes a concerted effort to stay involved with the New Haven community and beyond through several community service programs. Through a partnership with the Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project, we schedule monthly shifts for brothers at a local soup kitchen. This past fall, we opted to turn the annual Halloween party, Spook'd, into a philanthropic event. We paired with the Tommy Fund, a partner of the Yale-New Haven Hospital that combats childhood cancer. We ended up donating all proceeds of the event to the Tommy Fund, ultimately donating $2,500 to the organization. This past spring, the chapter partnered with Yale's Kappa Alpha Theta to organize a Valentine's Day raffle to raise money for the Flint Clean Water Fund. We raised $1,650, which helped provide 11 families in Flint, Michigan with clean drinking water during a time of crisis. We also regularly put together care packages to be sent overseas to military servicemen.
This coming spring (2017), we have several events in the works, including a potential benefit concert for Camp Kesem, a national organization that provides a summer camp for children with cancer-diagnosed parents.
For all other community service related inquiries, please contact our VP of Community Service, Alex Gerszten at firstname.lastname@example.org.