Gamma Kappa participates in many community events as well as Sigma Kappa philanthropy events year round!
Our girls attend annual events such as The Big Event and Up Til' Dawn and work together to raise money as a team. These events as well as others allow our members to maintain an average of 15 community service hours per member per semester.
Along with community events in Carbondale, we make sure to take part in events that involve Sigma Kappa's philanthropies (SIGMA!) as well as contribute money made from fundraisers to the Sigma Kappa Foundation.
Sigma Kappa Foundation
Every year Gamma Kappa holds the annual Ultra Violet Gala. The proceeds go to the Sigma Kappa Foundation and the Alzheimer's Association. We raised $10,000 this past year!
Inherit the Earth
Sigma Kappa supports the cause of helping to maintain the cleanliness of the Earth. For Inherit the Earth, Gamma Kappa girls devote an hour every other Tuesday to picking up trash on an Adopt-the-Spot near our campus.
Gamma Kappa works closely with Century Assisted Living, a Carbondale nursing home, in order to spend time with the residents. Our chapter does various things for the residents such as Christmas parties, Thanksgiving cards, and bringing flower pots. This spring we made Easter decorations for the residents and spent time decorating their halls and doorways!
Maine Sea Coast Mission
As a part of the Week of Giving leading up to Founder's Day, Gamma Kappa holds a canned food drive in order to send to those off the coast of Maine who have trouble getting these necessary food items. This fall, we will be holding a philanthropy event during Dad's weekend to raise money for Maine Sea Coast Mission.
Every September, Gamma Kappa forms a team to raise money for and participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's held by the Alzheimer's Association. Every member participates and raises awareness for Alzheimer's.
As previously mentioned, every year Gamma Kappa holds the annual Ultra Violet Gala. The proceeds go to the Sigma Kappa Foundation and the Alzheimer's Association.
If you have any questions feel free to reach out to our Vice President of Philanthropic Services, Riley Zollars. She can be reached at email@example.com!