Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night we had our NFL-themed Fall Recruitment. We were so happy to see so many girls interested in our sisterhood, and it was wonderful meeting all of them. We hope they enjoyed the past 3 nights as much as we did, and hope to see them all come back in the spring for rush!
Tonight, we held our Breast Cancer Awareness Memorial. We collected all the donation boxes that have been around campus for the past month, read a few wise words from survivors, and read the names of those being honored at the service. Finally, we all received a glowing pink bracelet. Our memorial may have been small, and might just be a part of our own little community, but our thoughts reach to each person that has been affected by breast cancer in some way. Even if our sisterhood makes a difference in just a few lives with our donated basket, we’ve accomplished something great.
Now that October is over, I think us Zetas can look back at all we’ve done to raise awareness and support for our philanthropy this past month and be very, very proud.
On the 6th we celebrated our 12th annual Founders Day, which also marked the end of Alumni weekend. A special thanks goes out to all the alumni that came back to visit us, and Anne Widenhofer for putting together a great weekend.
Now, we’re focusing on our philanthropy since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We’re currently collecting items to use for gift baskets we would like to donate to women battling breast cancer. In addition, we’re raising money for the cause by selling Pink Pacer t-shirts. 100% of the proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and on October 24th we will be holding a campus-wide Pink Out. This event will unite Marywood in raising awareness for breast cancer! If you are interested in purchasing a Pink Pacers for the Cure t-shirt, follow this link:
Additionally, we are holding a Yankee Candle Fundraiser, and if you would be interested in contributing to that as well, please contact our Fundraising Chair, Bri Bacchetta, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Merry Christmas from the sisters of Zeta Phi Delta!
And we would like to extend an extra special thank you to our fabulous social chair Rachel for hosting such a wonderful Christmas party this year! Good luck to everyone on finals this upcoming week, and safe travels to all as we prepare to leave for home for winter break.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the people, families, and communities who were affected by the tremendous devastation of Hurricane Sandy. We have alumnae, sisters, and pledges who have all felt the effects of this tragic storm. We will be collecting items to assist those in need to help clean up, rebuild, and alleviate expenses in the aftermath. We hope to make an impact, no matter how small, to help these people who now need it most. If anyone is interested in donating any sort of supplies, please fill out the form on our “Contact Us” page. Thank you.
Each year on Halloween, the sisters of Zeta Phi Delta go trick-or-treating in the nearby neighborhoods for donations to help support The United Neighborhood’s Thanksgiving Adopt-A-Family. This program is run through Marywood University’s Campus Ministry office, and it enables impoverished families in the area to celebrate Thanksgiving by providing them with a basket full of food and a turkey. This year, we collected nearly $650 to buy food and supplies to assemble our baskets. We are so grateful to this community for its enormous generosity during this time; you truly are helping to make a difference in someone’s holiday celebration. Thank you from the sisters of Zeta Phi Delta.