Today begins our weekly blog: Service Saturdays. In this week’s blog we highlight our Upsilon chapter (Washington State University) and Xi chapter (University of Oklahoma). These two chapters are heavily involved in their communities and continue to give back.
At Upsilon, brothers helped package onions for 2nd Harvest to help provide to lower income families. In total, they managed to package over 11,000+ lbs in onions. 2nd Harvest strives to uphold their ” Fighting hunger, feeding hope” slogan by bringing “community resources together” in order to “feed people in need through empowerment, education and partnerships.”
At Xi, the active house volunteered at Early Birds. Early Birds is a Saturday school program that works with both parents and children. Teachers provide tips on activities, information, and materials for the parents to use with their children. During the parent’s lessons, children are taken into classrooms to play with the other children and volunteers such as Xi Chapter. The brothers monitor and interact with the children whether it is reading, playing games, building things with Legos, going outside to play and get some exercise or just helping them with homework.
We thank our chapters for continuing their tremendous work in giving back in their respective communities. For more information on these programs and how to get involved please click on the links below.
For more information on 2nd Harvest (Washington) click here.
For more information on Early Birds (Oklahoma) click here.