Our National Phi Sigma Rho Philanthropy is the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We dedicate our fall semester to raising money for this organization. Our main Philanthropic event to support this is our annual Scarecrow Scamper 5k where all of the proceeds go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We participate in Light the Night at UF, which aims to raise money, remember loved ones who suffered, and support those who continue to fight.
More on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society from their website:
"Cancer is a heck of an opponent.
It's a bully. But we aren't afraid of a fight.
It's elusive. But our focus never fades.
It's deadly. But we are known cancer killers.
Since 1949, we've pioneered groundbreaking research that leads us to believe we will find the cures for cancer in our blood.
We were born to defeat this opponent.
We are The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Beating cancer is in our blood."
Our local Philanthropy is Days for Girls Alachua. During the spring semester we focus our efforts to raise money and awareness for the Days for Girls Alachua Chapter. Days for Girls creates resuable menstrual products to help keep girls in the United States and other countries stay in school. We host Sew-a-thon in the Spring to devote a day to producing sustainable kits consisting of sustainable pads, underwear, and soap for girls around the globe.
More on Days for Girls from their website:
"We're turning periods into pathways.
Days for Girls increases access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilizing volunteers, and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls. Together, we're creating a world with dignity, health, and opportunity for all.
Our movement has reached more than one million girls — and counting! With your help, we can reach Every Girl. Everywhere. Period."
Check out their website for more information on the Days for Girls mission to keep girls in school!