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NC Operation Christmas Child

NC Operation Christmas Child

Originally Posted By Jamie L. DeRose

Every December, the NC Chapter participates in a service project called Operation Christmas Child, which is sponsored by the Samaritan’s Purse.  Everyone that participates donates a shoe box filled with goodies that is sent to needy children overseas. Things in the box may include toys, school supplies, hygiene items, or accessories.   For some of these children, this box may be the only gift they receive on Christmas.  Some of us choose to include a note to the child, a picture, and our address, in hopes that the child will be able to write back. 

This year, our Chapter donated a total of 21 shoeboxes for boys and girls of ages 5-14, and those boxes were dropped off at the First Reformed Church of Cary.  Operation Christmas Child is a very humbling and thoughtful experience that we enjoy doing every year.  Hopefully we make differences in the lives of the children around the world!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (630)/Comments (0)/
NC Chapter Adopt-A-Highway

NC Chapter Adopt-A-Highway

Originally Posted By Jamie L. DeRose

The NC Chapter is happy to have adopted a highway!  The Adopt-A-Highway Program was established in North Carolina in 1988 in response to public concern of litter along our highways.  The program seeks to reduce the amount of trash along the roads and to improve the environment.  Our highway is about 2 miles long in Apex, NC.  At the event, our Brothers helped clean up litter along the road, resulting in six trash bags full of litter and recyclables!  The Fraternity of Alpha Zeta now has its own sign near NC State’s campus, and we are proud to have our name out in the local community!
Tuesday, December 2, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (607)/Comments (0)/

Cook Chapter- Monster Mash

Originally Posted by Bryan D. Ryder

The annual Monster Mash was held at Rutgers University on October 24, 2014. This event creates a safe place for the children of the New Brunswick community to have some Halloween fun and get some candy. Many different organizations of the Rutgers community volunteer to run a table. The brothers of the Alpha Zeta Cook Chapter ran a table with a fun Halloween-themed game the kids could play to get candy. The children were able to try to throw a plastic spider so it would stick into a spider web decoration. They had so much fun playing the game, and some even came back to play again! It was an enjoyable event for all and the brothers were glad they could help the New Brunswick community.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (553)/Comments (0)/

Cook Chapter- Haunted Bamboo

Originally Posted by Bryan D. Ryder

The Haunted Bamboo Forest was a philanthropy event held at the Rutgers Gardens, where the Cook Chapter set up a haunted walk for the children through the bamboo forest. While the entire night was free, we were collecting donations for the preservation of the Rutgers Gardens. Furthermore, our event coincided with the weekly farmer’s market at the Rutgers Gardens, where people could come to the gardens to purchase fresh produce from local farmers and small businesses. Overall, the event was designed to promote awareness of a place that has contributed so much to the promotion of agriculture at Rutgers University, while providing local children a fun Halloween experience. Afterwards, the children and their families were encouraged to return to Cook Campus for the annual Monster Mash.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (584)/Comments (0)/
Cornell Chapter: Adopt-A-Highway

Cornell Chapter: Adopt-A-Highway

Originally Posted By Natasha A. Bartolotta

This fall, we participated in one of our annual community service events, the Adopt-A-Highway program. Every year. Alpha Zeta Cornell sponsors a section of a local roadway in Ithaca. Our members, along with our just newly initiated brothers and sisters, started their Saturday morning by heading out to this road section armed with orange safety vests, garbage bags, and gloves. Walking along the road, we picked up any litter that had been left behind and filled many garbage bags full of trash. ...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (620)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Service Event at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Florida Chapter Service Event at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Originally Posted By Alexis Z. Curtin

On Sunday, October 19, brothers of the Florida Chapter spent the morning beautifying the grounds of Kanapaha Botanical Gardens.  Only 15 minutes away from campus, our local botanical garden holds the state's largest public collection of bamboo species, attracting visitors from near and far.  While our work consisted of lots and lots of weeding, we made a tremendous difference and had fun in the process!  Our work was well-timed and much appreciated by the staff of the gardens, as they needed ...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (487)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Ronald McDonald House Service Event

Florida Chapter Ronald McDonald House Service Event

Originally Posted By Alexis Z. Curtin

On Monday, September 29, brothers of the Florida Chapter participated in our local Ronald McDonald House's Sweets and Treats program.  We brought our own ingredients and baked several dozen cookies and brownies in one of the house's communal kitchens.  At the end of the night, we bagged up the baked goods and put them in baskets for residents to take with them to their loved ones receiving care at Shands Hospital.  It was extremely rewarding to take part in a program like this, and we were ...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (718)/Comments (0)/
First Pledge Service Project Florida Chapter

First Pledge Service Project Florida Chapter

Originally Posted By Angely S. Jimenez

The Florida Chapter's Fall Pledge Class held their first service project, organized by their service chair Maya. A group of pledges headed out to our adopted road in Gainesville to clean up the trash on the road. They spent two hours of the afternoon on a beautiful day beautifying the community. Thank you for all your help! We're excited to see future service projects from the pledge class.  
Wednesday, October 15, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (464)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter: Humane Society Service Event

Florida Chapter: Humane Society Service Event

Originally Posted By Alexis Z. Curtin

On September 27, the Florida Chapter had its first service event of the semester at the Alachua County Humane Society.  Because we've had great experiences working with the ACHS in the past, we decided to volunteer with them three times this semester to allow as many brothers as possible to participate.  Although the morning consisted of hard work cleaning cages and bathing dogs, we had a great time playing with all of the animals and showing them some love!
Wednesday, October 15, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (590)/Comments (0)/
OSU's Community Commitment Day

OSU's Community Commitment Day

Nine members participated in The Ohio State University's annual day of community service called Community Commitment. The nine members along with other students were bussed from the university to a community location. Our group went to Ark House Inc. Ark House is a non profit corporation that provides residential and habilitations home care services for developmentally disabled individuals. While participating at Ark House for 3 hours, we helped with internal house cleaning as well as ...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (525)/Comments (0)/
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