Gamma Kappa participates in many community as well as Sigma Kappa philanthropy events year round!
All girls attend annual events such as Relay For Life and Up Til' Dawn and work togther to raise money as a team. We held a "Pie a Sig Kap" booth at Relay For Life in Spring 2012 which helped to contribute to the over $1000 by the team for the cause! At Up Til' Dawn, each girl brings 20 addresses in order to send fliers out encouraging donations to St. Jude's; girls from our chapter also participate in the talent show at the event to raise morale during the long night! These events as well as others allow our members to maintain an average of 12 community service hours per member per semester.
Along with community events in the 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
This year Gamma Kappa will have raised close to $2000 that goes to the Sigma Kapa Foundation!
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 Saturday to picking up trash on an Adopt-the-Spot near our campus.
Gamma Kappa works closely with a local nursing home in order to spend time with the residents. Every Sunday, our chapter participates in games of Bingo with the residents to get to know them as well as enjoy a fun afternoon together.
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.
Every October, Gamma Kappa forms a team to raise money for and participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's held by the Alzheimer's Association. This year, the girls were able to raise close to $1000 to go towards Alzheimer's research.