Sunday, December 30, 2007

Great News for the End of the Year

Thank you to all of our faithful and users. Because of your tremendous loyalty, the Foundation received over $500 from this year alone! This is a phenomenal achievement and we are setting out sights high again next year. Let's make 2008 another record breaker!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thank You to Our Amazing Founders' Day Donors!

Click on the "Play" button to hear Kim Hildred, Foundation President, and Sandy Grossman, Grand Archon personally thank our amazing donors!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Epsilon Rho is Making A Difference!

Thank you to our Epsilon Rho sisters at York College who wrote to the Foundation to tell us about their outstanding service projects that celebrated Make A Difference Day. Sharee, the chapter's Philanthropy Chair, wrote to tell us:

This year's Make A Difference Day (MADD) was especially important to us because we were able to help the National Kidney Foundation which, as you know, is supported by the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation!

On October 27th we participated in our Campus Adopt-a-Block, which was organized to help clean the college community. However, the day after, we participated in the NKF's annual walk in Lancaster, Pa. Even though the walk was a day after MADD, we know we made a difference on that day especially. Sisters volunteered from 8:30 am, until 1:30 pm, registering walkers, handing out give-a-ways, distributing food and prizes, and much more. We showed up full force and wanted to give the coordinators a break, therefore we let them know we were at their every beck and call!

We had a great time, the walk was great, and we also had the chance to meet our sisters from West Chester University!

Thank you to all of our sisters who took the opportunity to participate in Make a Difference Day - an international day of service!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Exciting Times at Delta Iota

Our Delta Iota chapter at Central Michigan University has had a busy November and December! Thank you to the chapter sisters who wrote to the Foundation to tell us all about their wonderful accomplishments!

From Mr. Phi Significant to selling Candy Grams and building can-castles, this past month was filled with philanthropic events for the Delta Iota chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma! Sisters came together with their support and help in these events.

Mr. Phi Significant is an annual fun-filled event where men compete in various competitions to find out who has what it takes to be crowned Mr. Phi Significant. A great deal of planning and preparations are done for this event by our chapter and we reaped the rewards this year! Raising just under $1000 for the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation was extremely rewarding upon completion of the event!

Our chapter also decided to create a new fundraising event for our philanthropy this semester. Several weeks before the holiday season, Delta Iota sold Candy Grams on-campus. This philanthropic event was not only enjoyed by those receiving Candy Grams, but also by the sisters who sold them!

Another new event that Delta Iota recently participated in was the Panhellenic Can-Castle Competition. Numerous sororities gathered on a Sunday afternoon to construct a can castle. Our chapter thought outside of the box and constructed a Christmas tree with 200 canned goods. We were also able to use one prop, which consisted of Christmas tree lights. Our chapter took first place in the competition due what the judges noted as creativity allowing us to receive $100 towards the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation! Delta Iota also donated the most canned goods, which benefited local charities.

The last event we participated in this semester was a new competition sponsored by Sigma Pi. It was called “Miracle on Main Street”, and consisted of houses decorating for the Holiday’s. We had SO much fun decorating our amazing house. Our entry fee was a donation to Toys for Tots. The street was open to the public one evening, and the children we able to enjoy hot chocolate and candy canes as they walked down Main Street. It was truly beautiful. It really helped us de-stress from finals, and have fun getting together to highlight the best house on Main Street.

Delta Iota prides themselves on giving back and this past month has been nothing less than an opportunity to give back to our philanthropy in phenomenal ways!

Now that you've been inspired by the phenomenal success at Delta Iota, we'd like to encourage you to pen your own email to the Foundation to tell us all about your philanthropic spirit! You can reach us at!