Greek Councils to Host Events Supporting Arkansas Children's Hospital in Northwest Arkansas

IFC gathered $1,700 worth of toys during their inaugural Brotherhood Basketball Tournament.
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IFC gathered $1,700 worth of toys during their inaugural Brotherhood Basketball Tournament.

In October, the IFC executive board and chapter leadership visited the hospital to learn about various volunteer opportunities as well toured the facility. From there, IFC came together and donated over $1,700 in toys during their inaugural Brotherhood Basketball Tournament: Arkansas Avenue vs. Stadium Drive event. A representative from the hospital attended the basketball game and shared how much their contribution meant to the families who use the facility. 

"The purpose of this event was to develop and build stronger relationships between the chapters with an intense game of basketball, while giving back to our community," said Carlos Sanabria, IFC vice president of philanthropy.

This semester Panhellenic also hosted their annual Spirit Week. This week was filled with various events dedicated to sisterhood, service, philanthropy and scholarship. Throughout the week, the 11 chapters worked with their sister sorority in an effort to collect items such as can foods, granola bars, water and soup. Collectively the women raised enough items to fill an entire U-Haul truck and 15 passenger van. These non-perishable items were not only shared with the Arkansas Children's Hospital here in Northwest Arkansas but were also sent to the Little Rock location as well. 

"We knew we wanted to highlight philanthropy in our Spirit Week in some type of way," said Francia Togba, Panhellenic vice president of philanthropy and community service. "The chapters went above and beyond for Children's Hospital. I am so glad we were able to provide items for both the NWA and Little Rock locations."

Contacts

Parice Shantele Bowser, director
Greek Life
479-575-5001, pbowser@uark.edu

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