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Services volunteered by individuals or an organization to benefit a community or its institutions.
Freshman Year Experience is a very good program at Valdosta State University. It helps incoming freshman become familiar with the campus, get adjusted to campus life, and most importantly it requires students to get out and get involved in the community for a minimum of ten hours!
I think that it is important for everyone to be involved with some form of community service. For one, it gives back to the community or an organization and always supports a good cause. Second, it allows an individual to learn responsibility and diligence!
Every year, Kappa Sigma sets aside a special week in the spring dedicated to its philanthropy. Kappa Sigma’s philanthropy is The American Cancer Society and The Haven.
The American Cancer Society is a national organization helping to fight cancer and find new treatments as well as new cures for the fight against cancer.
The Haven is a local home in the city of Valdosta. The Haven House is a home that is available for families suffering from family violence, sexual assault, as well as emergency assistance.
Kappa Sigma’s Mission during Philanthropy Week 2008 was to raise money for the American Cancer Society and the Haven House. Not only did Kappa Sigma want to raise money for a good cause, but it was also important to have fun doing it and to get involved in the community!
One day the sororities built sand castles and it was the best day.
Along with doing the sand castles, sororities also competed in a scavenger hunt across VSU’s campus, Karaoke at Charley O’Corleys, and a pageant. Then the entire week was topped off with an end of the week celebration at the Kappa Sigma house where there was a band and good times!
Philanthropy Week turned out to be a huge success and we raised almost $4500 to go towards the American Cancer Society and tons of canned goods and bath supplies for The Haven!
I gained many things from doing Philanthropy Week. First, I learned how important it is to be involved. Second, I learned responsibility, diligence, and teamwork!
Kappa Sigma The American Cancer Society The Haven