Sigma Kappa Foundation:
All of our philanthropies encompass what the Sigma Kappa Foundation stands for. We as a chapter hold events such as Pearl Jam (a lip-sync battle), SKapture the Flag, Movies for Memories, which supports Alzheimer's Research, and Day of Service.
Inherit the Earth:
As a chapter we value service relating to our earth. We participate in Elmhurst College's Recycling Extravaganza annually. In addition to that, we have adopted Pioneer Park in Elmhurst which is a short 5 minutes from campus. We regularly participate in park clean ups to ensure our park is clean and well cared for.
Gerontology and Alzheimer's Disease Research:
Sigma Kappa Sorority believes in the importance of working with and understanding the needs of the elderly. In 1954, Gerontology was adopted as a national philanthropy of Sigma Kappa and in 1984, an emphasis on Alzheimer's Disease was added as well. Each semester our chapter visits a local nursing home that provides care for residents with Alzheimer's Disease amongst other illnesses. During each visit, we try to participate in different activities with the residents. In the past we have played bingo, given makeovers, and hosted a "Senior Prom" at the nursing home. Our Chapter also participates in the annual Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimers.
Maine Sea Coast Mission:
Adopted in 1918, this was Sigma Kappa's first national philanthropy. Since Sigma Kappa's five founders were from Waterville, Maine, this philanthropy honors them by providing gifts to benefit islanders off the coast of Maine. The mission annually receives packages of toiletries, clothing, toys, games, books, and money to deliver to the island residents. Food, shelter, and medical services are also offered to families in need.
Other Philanthropies we Support:
American Cancer Society - Relay for Life
Eating Disorder Awareness
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