The Eta Omega chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta was proud to host their second annual philanthropy week from November 3rd to the 6th. The theme, “Fall in Love with CASA,” illustrates their sentiment toward their philanthropy organization, Court Appointed Special Advocates. Since 1977, CASA has been helping children navigate the foster care and court system, and, since 1989, Kappa Alpha Theta has been proudly supporting their efforts.
Eta Omega held several tabling events throughout the week to raise funds for Voices for Children, the St. Louis branch of CASA. As the week was Fall themed, chapter members sold caramel apples, kettle corn, and baked goods. Additionally, members sold “Gobble Grams:” bags of candy with a personalized note attached. Members of the Service and Philanthropy committee will personally deliver the grams.
Moving forward, Eta Omega is excited to continue to bring awareness of CASA to the campus of Saint Louis University. Although individuals need to be 21 to volunteer as an advocate, it is important to call attention to the needs of the children who suffer from unfortunate circumstances beyond their control. In hosting a philanthropy week in the Fall and a signature event in the Spring, Eta Omega endeavors to spread the widest influence for good, especially for the children.
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Voices for Children: St. Louis Branch:
A couple of weeks ago, Eta Omega member, Callie Hadobas, had the fortune of attending an NPC conference meeting here in the city we call home, St. Louis. The National Panhellenic Conference came and spoke to all the sorority women the night before at Saint Louis University and it was such an honor having them.
Attending the meeting the next night was even more of an honor because we got to learn all about NPC and what they do. It was incredible to see all 26 Panhellenic sororities represented by their national delegates. We also got the honor of meeting Theta’s delegate Mary Jane Beach as well as many Theta alumnae from the St. Louis area and other sorority women as well. It was really interesting to see how the NPC works, what they stand for, and how their goals have been accomplished over the years. I was even more impressed about everyone coming together as a Panhellenic community to create a better community for all! This conference truly helped those in attendance to see why being a sorority woman is great and how we can make a difference in our chapter, the world and ourselves. Having all the chapters on campus surrounding us helped put into perspective that it isn’t just about our sisters, but the entire Panhellenic community as a whole. The message was inspiring and can serve us well as we continue to lead and learn.
It really was an honor to have leading woman, Callie, as a representative for our chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta at the meeting. Getting the opportunity to learn and instill the messages of NPC, coupled with the values of Theta, in ourselves and those we come in contact with along the way is something Eta Omega will not soon forget!
We are the Eta Omega chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta at Saint Louis University. We were established on November 9th, 2013. We have over 180 wonderful sisters that are alike in many ways but all with unique interests. Our blog will highlight many of these.