By Samantha Snead
Gamma Sigma Sigma’s Service Week is just around the corner, bringing food, fun, and tons of opportunities to learn about the organization and its commitment to service. There will be an event for each day of the week, each coordinating with one of the organization’s national or local service partners.
The events kick off on Nov. 8, with MADD Circus. This is a family-friendly event that will take place in Alumni Gym from 11am to 5pm, and will feature food, games, and crafts. The event is free to RC students and members of the community, donations will be accepted for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Starting on Nov. 9, Gamma Sig members will be passing out water bottles to local businesses. Customers will have the option to put their loose change into these bottles. At the end of the month they bottles will be picked up and the change collected will be donated to March of Dimes. MOD is an organization that “funds lifesaving research and programs and works to end premature birth, birth defects, and infant mortality.”
Tuesday’s event is a Healing Strides information session, which takes place in Massengill Auditorium from 6pm-7:30pm. Healing Strides is a nonprofit organization that focuses on therapeutic horse riding for individuals with neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries, developmental delays, and several other disabilities. This talk will center on mental health, as well as Healing Strides’ mission and impact on the community.
On Nov. 11, Gamma Sig members will be passing out American flags around Commons from 11:30am to 2pm in honor of Veteran’s Day.
Thursday there will be a lemonade booth set up outside of Commons from 11:50 to 1:30pm. Lemonade will be given in exchange for donations to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, an organization that raises money and awareness for causes related to childhood cancer. Donations can also be made on behalf of individual team members at www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1205526.
To end the week, there will be a Krispy Kreme doughnut sale on Nov. 13 from 4:30pm to 8pm in Colket. Proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. There will also be a tour of Healing Strides on Friday that will further acquaint students with the organization’s mission and allow them to see it in action. Those who are interested can sign up at the information desk for $5. Buses leave at 4:30pm.
Come join the members of Gamma Sigma Sigma in working to raise money and awareness for these causes.