Lamda Iota Gives Back

BY KATE VALENTI

SC Contributing Writer

Lambda Iota is a local sorority that was founded in 1975 at East Stroudsburg University. As a local sorority, it strives to give back to the community. Throughout the fall semester its members have completed 154 hours of community service. The sorority’s philanthropy is the Pocono Cancer Center, and members of Lambda Iota participate in various events and create their own ways to fundraise for the Cancer Center’s cause.

In September, they hosted their second annual golf tournament “Tee off for Ta Ta’s.” In October, Lambda Iota participated in the annual Susan G. Komen walk in Scranton.

Every Thursday, members set up a booth on campus to give out pink ribbons in exchange for donations. This semester they hosted their first semi-annual “Bra-ha-ha.” This event invited everyone on campus to decorate a bra, and each was donated to the Pocono Cancer Center.

The bras were displayed at the Pink Light Walk on ESU’s campus, which the sorority helped set up, and sisters also participated in the walk.

Lambda Iota announced that, because of its fundraising, it is donating $1,100 to the Pocono Cancer Center.

Every Tuesday the sorority sends sisters to the Monroe County Head Start Program from 2-4 PM to assist teachers with children. Sisters helped to facilitate the Salvation Army silent auction in October.

Lambda Iota and the fraternity Phi Sigma Kappa joined together to help Monroe County Head Start Program with its canned food drive, and also worked together to help out at the Toys for Tots Karate Tournament.

Email Kate at:

kvalenti@live.esu.edu

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