Philanthropy/ Community Service
Part of our responsibility as Theta Phi Alphas is to care for and to make a commitment to those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Advancing philanthropic interests is a part of Theta Phi Alpha's mission and such interest is promoted throughout the collegiate experience and beyond, during the alumnal years. Volunteering our services to the community in several different ways is important to our mission as a fraternal organization. In an attempt to help others, Theta Phi Alpha chapters, Alumnae Associations, and individual sisters have supported local and national philanthropic activities and community service. Through the Theta Phi Alpha Foundation, Theta Phi Alpha supports two national philanthropic causes: Glenmary Lay Missioners and The House That Theta Phi Alpha Built.
Glenmary Home Missioners
Glenmary's work is in depressed rural areas of the United States, primarily in the Appalachian Mountains, where they distribute food, clothing, and books to needy persons, and assist in providing medical care, job training and tutoring.
The House That Theta Phi Alpha Built
The House That Theta Phi Alpha Built is Theta Phi Alpha's newest philanthropic cause, established in 1993. The common goal through The House is to improve the plight of the homeless in any way. The chapter can seek to provide assistance to organizations that help the homeless, shelters, home building or neighborhood revitalization projects. This goal permits all Theta Phi Alphas to help those in need in their own community, while remaining united in our aim and purpose.
Check out a few of the philanthropy events our chapter has participated in:
This event was done with the Men's Basketball team. Sisters raised money by getting donations or promises from people to pay per basket a specific player made within one minute. At this event we raised around $300 for the Renewal House in Canton (which helps victims of domestic violence)
Some of our sisters Participating in Relay for Life, which benefits The Amercian Cancer Society. Our theme were warrior, thus the sumo outfits. We raised over $500.
Sisters participating in Relay for Life, this year's theme was Aloha, Life!
A pic of our sisters participating in Make a Child Smile. Sister's made letters for chronically ill children. We truly hope that our letters and homemade cards made them smile <3