During the fall semester, we made dog toys with our Vice President during Recruitment that were donated to the Champaign County Humane Society, where they now amuse animals during their wait for a loving home. The stuffed animals we made during Day Away were donated to Cunningham Children’s home and enjoyed by young children. The proceeds from Pancake Dinner were also donated to FIRST Robotics, a nonprofit charity which encourages K-12 school students to pursue careers in STEM by providing mentor based research and robotics programs. Our last event was the Secret Santa with Sisterhood to celebrate the end of the semester and kick off the winter holiday season with a fun gift exchange between sisters.
During the Spring 2016 semester, together we have been able to help many organizations. Our profits from Pancake dinner were donated to Habitat for Humanity, an organization who builds houses for less fortunate families in the Champaign area. For the annual Relay for Life event at U of I, we were able to raise $830 which was donated to the American Cancer Society to be used for cancer research. Through smaller events, we made stuffed animals for children in a nearby children’s home, dog and cat toys for a humane society who takes in abandoned animals, and care packages and cards for military men and women overseas and veterans back at home. During finals week, we collected used textbooks to be donated to Orphan’s Treasure Box, a local store that sells used books online to generate money for orphans and families in need both in the United States and worldwide!
During the Fall 2015 semester, Alpha Omega Epsilon partnered with Illini Service Dogs, an on-campus philanthropic organization. Illini Service Dogs is the first program that allows college students to train service dogs from puppy hood to placement. After the service dog has completed training, the dog is placed with a person with a disability free of charge. Our profits from an Insomnia Cookie Fundraiser and Pancake Dinner this semester will be donated to the organization’s financial burdens.
The ladies of Alpha Omega Epsilon focused on two different philanthropic goals during the Spring 2015 semester. The first half of the semester was dedicated to Relay for Life. By partnering with the brothers of Sigma Phi Delta fraternity for Pancake Dinner, we were able to raise $2,604 for the American Cancer Society. The second half of the semester was devoted to our local Champaign-Urbana community. By hosting Spaghetti Dinner with Triangle fraternity and continuing our annual tradition of a Broomball Tournament with Sigma Phi Delta, we raised $800 for CU at Home.
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