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Florida Chapter Service with Project Makeover

Florida Chapter Service with Project Makeover

On Saturday, February 21st, the Florida Chapter participated in Project Makeover.  Project Makeover is a student-run nonprofit at the University of Florida that chooses an elementary school in Alachua County to makeover each year.  The projects are focused on improving the learning environment for students, whether it is through grounds beautification or the introduction of new learning tools.  This year's school was Metcalfe Elementary, and the overarching theme of the project was "play".  Our time at Project Makeover was spent beautifying one of the school's playgrounds.  We raked up bags and bags of leaves and pine needles, and we collected pine cones to be used for art projects.  Project Makeover was a perfect way to get connected to the community in a way we hadn't before, and we look forward to participating again in the future to help improve local education where we can.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015/Author: Alexis Curtin/Number of views (668)/Comments (0)/

Florida Chapter Volunteers at Wilmot Gardens

On Saturday, February 7th, brothers from the Florida Chapter spent the morning at Wilmot Gardens.  Wilmot Gardens is a 5 acre area located on campus.  The garden serves the UF community as well as the patients receiving care at the Shands Medical Plaza adjacent to campus.  Wilmot Gardens is currently undergoing a restoration project that is focused on creating healing and meditation areas.  During our service at Wilmot Gardens, we helped with ground and plant maintenance for areas included in the restoration project.  The weather was beautiful, and we enjoyed getting our hands dirty while contributing to a garden with such a great mission for our community!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015/Author: Alexis Curtin/Number of views (620)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Just Shoe It Service Event

Florida Chapter Just Shoe It Service Event

For the first two weeks of the semester, brothers from the Florida Chapter participated in a shoe drive run by a UF student organization called Just Shoe It.  Throughout the year, Just Shoe It conducts several shoe collections, each focused on a different group of recipients.  For this collection, all donations went to local blueberry workers in need of sneakers or work boots.  It was great to be able to support local community members in agriculture!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015/Author: Alexis Curtin/Number of views (903)/Comments (0)/
Alpha Zeta Participates in BuckeyeThon!

Alpha Zeta Participates in BuckeyeThon!

Four members of the Townshend Chapter at The Ohio State University participated in Ohio State's annual dance marathon, BuckeyeThon.  BuckeyeThon is a 24 hour dance marathon divided into two 12 hour shifts that raises money for the Children's Miracle Network.  BuckeyeThon is also the largest student-run philantrophy at Ohio State and raises money for Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio throughout the year through a variety of events.  This year BuckeyeThon dancers raised over $1,231,290.00.  Alpha Zeta members were just four of the hundreds of dancers that never sat down during a 12 hour shift.  They danced the night away for the kids.     

Monday, March 2, 2015/Author: Jared Ashworth/Number of views (977)/Comments (0)/
NC Retreat and Service Project

NC Retreat and Service Project

The NC Chapter invited its Brothers and candidates to a traditional retreat at Roanoke Christian Service Camp.  There, we met the new candidates and completed a service project to improve the camp.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015/Author: Jamie DeRose/Number of views (715)/Comments (0)/
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