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Florida Chapter Road Clean-Up

Florida Chapter Road Clean-Up

Last week, brothers of the Florida Chapter coordinated with our current pledge class to conduct our first road clean up of the year!  We clean our road (which we adopted through the local Adopt-A-Street program) at least six times a year, so brothers are quite familiar with the process.  It was fun to be able to introduce some of the pledge class to what has become a service tradition for our chapter!

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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.

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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!

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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)/
Florida Chapter Habitat for Humanity Service Event

Florida Chapter Habitat for Humanity Service Event

The Florida Chapter’s final service event of the semester occurred on Saturday, December 6th with Habitat for Humanity.  To build homes for families in need, Alachua Habitat relies on the generosity of community members in the form of donations and volunteer labor.  For our service event, we spent the day on a Habitat for Humanity build site helping complete various construction tasks for a house in progress.  Knowing that our efforts of the day contributed to helping provide for a family in our community was very rewarding and well worth the sweat!  

 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014/Author: Alexis Curtin/Number of views (574)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Donation Drive

Florida Chapter Donation Drive

At our chapter meeting the week before Thanksgiving, the Florida Chapter held a donation drive to benefit the St. Francis House.  St. Francis House offers aid to those in our community who are less fortunate or without homes, whether it be through their soup kitchen, transitional housing program, or job placement services.  In just one chapter meeting, our brothers donated almost 100 canned goods and non-perishable food items, which we were able to deliver to the St. Francis House just in time for Thanksgiving!
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Florida Chapter Road Clean Up

Florida Chapter Road Clean Up

The road that the Florida Chapter adopted through Gainesville’s Adopt-A-Street program got quite a few visits from us this semester, and we plan to continue that routine in the new year!  Our last road clean up was held on November 13th, and we had a great time getting to know each other better while helping to keep the road and shoulder clean and safer for pedestrians.
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Florida Chapter Humane Society Service Events

The Florida Chapter volunteered at the Alachua County Humane Society twice more this semester, once in October and once in November.  Just as our first trip to the Humane Society this semester, brothers had a great time playing with the animals while doing some cleaning and housekeeping.  The Humane Society loves the extra help, and we are always more than happy to do what we can!  Olivia, one of our brothers, put it best when she said, “So glad to have been able to spend the morning with my brothers and so many special little critters.  I’m so glad that Alpha Zeta took me in and that we get to do such amazing things within our community.”
Wednesday, December 31, 2014/Author: Alexis Curtin/Number of views (481)/Comments (0)/
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