With National Service Week well underway, we just had to take another opportunity to share some of the great projects our chapters have completed this semester.

Phi Chapter – Arizona State University

Phi Chapter recognizes seven areas of service! Their seventh area is Girl Scout Badge Day (GSBD), which the chapter hosts each semester. This year Phi Chapter hosted their first in-person GSBD event since the beginning of COVID-19, and it was a blast! They had Girl Scouts come from different parts of Greater Phoenix to participate and the members got to lead different activities to help the Girl Scouts earn their Dancer Badge, their Play Fair Badge, and their Outdoor Art Badge!

Phi Chapter also worked with a local organization called A New Leaf, which helps homeless and domestic abuse survivors, to put on a Trunk or Treat at their Boo Bash this year. This fulfilled Phi’s Community-at-Large requirement, since A New Leaf is a local organization that works throughout Tempe, AZ and the surrounding areas where Arizona State University is based. Through donations and actually attending the event, Phi members got to have fun with people of all ages that attended the event.

Another project Phi worked on this semester was Helping Hands for Relief and Development, which fulfilled their Nations of the World requirement. This organization sends clothing to Muslim individuals and families worldwide who are in need. Each time that Phi volunteered with Helping Hands for Relief and Development this semester, members packed boxes that were going to Pakistan due to the flooding. On the most recent service day on Saturday, October 29th, Phi beat the record for the number of boxes packed. The most that the organization had packed previously was 50, and Phi packed 57! This organization has been amazing to work with and all members have a really fun time going.

Omega Chapter – Rugters University

Omega Chapter has completed some really fun service events this semester.

Omega members worked with their local Ronald McDonald House to make meals for the families who currently reside at their facility. In doing so, the members helped to alleviate the burden the families may face financially and in balancing making meals for their entire families. The chapter strategically planned out meals to accommodate any dietary restrictions and cooked and cleaned everything in the Ronald McDonald facilities. The best part was making service memories together!

Another favorite service project was stress-ball making and tabling. This was the second year doing this project and Omega Chapter had so much fun making and distributing the stress balls around campus, especially during the hectic midterm season. Omega Chapter made the stress balls as a group and wrote positive/ encouraging notes to attach to the stress balls, then they tabled to hand them out to students outside of the student center. Chapter members always get the best feedback from students and they truly love putting smiles on faces!

Alpha Delta Chapter – Georgia Southern University

Alpha Delta has been up to some super fun service events this semester.

The chapter volunteered with the Humane Society of Greater Savannah where they made dog toys by braiding fabric together. They then had the opportunity to hand-deliver the new toys to their happy new owners. The shelter dogs were very happy to get them and be able to play with us and their new toys. 

They also conducted a campus clean up event where they got to walk around the beautiful Georgia Southern University Campus and pick up any trash that was laying around. It was great bonding time as a chapter and their campus looked even better once we were done. 

Around Halloween, the chapter participated in a Trunk or Treat hosted by the local YMCA. Everyone got all dressed up in costume, decorated a station, and gave out a ton of candy to little kids. They were all very happy and it was a great event. Alpha Delta looks forward to participating again next year!

Finally, the chapter hosted a Halloween reading event for kids at a local library. Members read lots of Halloween-themed books and everyone (kids and members) had a wonderfully spooky time!

Alpha Iota Chapter – Notre Dame of Maryland University

During October, Alpha Iota Chapter completed 9 service projects! 

Some of their favorites included raising money and working a fair to raise money for the Red Devils Organization. They work with breast cancer patients and survivors to improve their quality of life. Another project they completed was in partnership with the Cool Kids Campaign to provide a memorable Trunk or Treat experience for pediatric oncology patients and their families.