‘Tis the Season: Student Organizations Give Back to Charities

The following is information taken directly from the registered student organiztions. Any questions or comments regarding the information should be directed toward them.

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us finish the work ;we are in. -Abraham Lincoln

 

Hand in Hand Daffodil Project

Sponsoring charity or nonprofit: Hillel at Kennesaw State University and Am Yisrael Chai!, a non- profit Holocaust education and awareness organization

Brief description of the event or project: During the Holocaust, one and a half million children died senselessly in Nazi occupied Europe. No one knows what kind of lives these children would have gone on to lead. Their potential for growth and fulfillment was cut short. In memory and honor of these children, The Daffodil Project plans to plant 1.5 million daffodils to remember the children. The shape and color of the daffodils represent the Jewish stars worn by Jews during the Holocaust. Daffodils are flowers that represent our poignant hope for the future and are a renewal of nature after the harshness of winter. They are resilient and return with a burst of color each spring. Yellow is the color of remembrance. The daffodils will also honor those who survived the Holocaust.

Hillel at Kennesaw State University partnered with Am Yisrael Chai! to bring this world wide project to KSU campus, and Omega Phi Alpha National Service Sorority participated by raising awareness on campus, selling memorial bracelets and attending the daffodil planting at KSU’s Holocaust Education Center on Veterans Day.

How can people help: You can purchase a memorial bracelet for $5 and wear the bracelet as a powerful and tangible reminder of those who were affected by the Holocaust. In keeping with the spirit of Am Yisrael Chai! and bringing the message of the Holocaust to present day, funds raised from this project will support Holocaust Education and will also support children suffering in humanitarian crises in the world today. Please visit www. amyisraelchaiatlanta.org or https://www.facebook.com/ TheDaffodilProject or contact amyisraelchaiatlanta@gmail. com or thedaffodilproject@ gmail.com for more information.

 

Adopt A Child

Your Organization: Student Alumni Recruitment Society

Brief description of the event or project: STARS is adopting a child in need this season! We are having a bake sale in the information booth in the Student Center to raise money to buy toys, clothes and books for a child who would otherwise not be receiving much for the holidays. The bake sale will be held 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 4- Thursday Dec. 6t. Please stop by and purchase some baked goods, all proceeds go to families in need. Every little bit helps!

How can people help: Information Booth is located on the first floor of the Student Center across from the University Rooms. Please contact The Undergraduate Admissions office, specifically Corinne Hall or Amanda Ballouk at (770) 423-6500 for more information on how you can help a child in need.

 

Hurricane Sandy Relief

Your Organization: Phi Sigma Pi

Sponsoring charity or nonprofit: Blue Cross Blue Shield
Brief description of the event or project: (When and where? What are you trying to do?) We are trying to get donations for Hurricane Sandy victims as they try and rebuild their lives. We are in the works of setting up donation centers around campus and are making posters to set up around the campus letting people know where to find more information.

How can people help: (Contact information or directions) Contact Jillian Clarke pspdonationdrive@yahoo.com

 

Christmas Toy Drive

Your Organization: The Human Service Club

Sponsoring charity or nonprofit: All toys will be going to the following organizations: Operation HomeFront (serves local veterans) and The Cobb Pregnancy Resource Center

Description –
Date: Nov. 8th -Dec. 5th

Drop off Location: Human Service Office Room 3300 3rd Floor of Prillaman Hall
How can people help: Donate new, unopened toys for children ranging from 18 months to 5 years old.

Contact Information: ksuhumanservices@gmail.com

 

Popcorn Sale

Your Organization: Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association

Sponsoring charity
or nonprofit: KSU Legacy Scholarship

Description: Raising Funds for the Legacy Scholarship. This scholarship was created by the KSU Retirees Association and is awarded annually to deserving KSU students.

Date: Monday, Nov. 26
Time: 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Location: Student Center 2nd floor Student Center Rotunda Desk
Price: $1 for popcorn

How people can help: By coming out and purchasing a cup of popcorn for a dollar

Contact Information: nlasakennesaw@gmail.com

 

Come Fly With Me

Your Organization: Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike)

Sponsoring charity or nonprofit: Carter Haines (Brother) and the American Cancer Society

Brief description of the event or project: The “Come Fly
With Me” event was hosted at Elevation Chophouse in McCollum Airport on Halloween night. Tickets were $5 to get in and if you purchased your tickets before the event started, you received a ticket to win prizes that were being given out all night, courtesy of Southern Tide. The purpose of this event was to raise money for our brother, Carter Haines, who was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. In just four hours, we raised $2,100. We plan on surpassing that amount in our upcoming events next semester.

How can people help: To help, everyone needs to follow our Twitter account @ KSUPIKES to be updated on what events we have coming up. We are having another philanthropy event when everyone gets back from winter break and a couple more fundraisers that everyone can be a part of after that. We look forward to having great turnouts to our future events, and ultimately we need the participation of everyone to support our brother in his time of need, Carter Haines.

The beautiful ladies of Delta Phi Epsilon would like to invite YOU to BALLOONS & TUNES! We would love for you to come support our philanthropy, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by attending Charity Ball 2012! We’re Blacking out CF so Come dressed in BLACK and be ready to have the time of your lives! Ask a sister how you can purchase a ticket to this awesome event! Remember it’s all about the cause!

Questions or Concerns Contact: Nicole Krajewski- Philanthropy Chair nkrajews@students.kennesaw. edu
770-361-3325