The Eta Rho Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma strives to give back to the community through our involvement with local organizations in need.
The Eta Rho chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma supports many different charities and organizations including Reading is Fundamental and the Kappa Kappa gamma foundation, as well as local charities that are close to our sisters' hearts.
Reading is Fundamental (commonly referred to as RIF) is an organization supporting children's literacy by providing books and educational support to underprivileged children across the United States. Each month, or chapter hosts Reading is Key events where our sisters visit a local elementary school and spend time with the kids. While we are there we read stories, make bookmarks, and give each and every child a book of their own. It is so amazing to be able to put a smile on a child's face by bringing reading into their lives!
The Eta Rho chapter also works to support the Kappa Kappa Gamma foundation, which provides support to Kappas in times of difficulty, emergency or loss through scholarships and financial aid. This organization captures Kappa's "its not four years, its for life" motto, as this organization is forever there to support both actives and alumni.
Finally, our chapter provides support to local philanthropies such as Jack's Helping Hand and the Kid's Cancer ResearchFoundation.
This spring, our chapter held our second annual Kappa Splash event -- an inner tube water polo tournament that pitted the fraternities against each other to raise money for Reading is Fundamental. This event was so much fun for our sisters and the other greek organizations that participated and we cannot wait until we can put it on again next spring!
Last fall, our chapter put on our second Kappa Kostume Run to benefit Jack's Helping Hand! This event brought together Cal Poly students, the SLO community and greek life for a 5K that helped us raise almost $1,000 for this amazing organization.
In the few short years that we have been at Cal Poly, our chapter has been able to give back and make a difference in the SLO community and we cannot wait to see what the future has in store for us and our philanthropy events!
If you have any questions about anything philanthropy related, please contact Caroline Van Ruiten at email@example.com!