Theta Staff Celebrates Day of Service by Giving Back

Category: Fraternity

Noraleen Young

Alpha Chi, Purdue

On Oct. 19, Theta's International Day of Service, staff based in Indianapolis provided service to The Children’s TherAplay Foundation, a local non-profit organization that provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy using the movement of a horse as a tool to accelerate physical, emotional, and behavioral development, a practice known as hippotherapy. Some staff members work remotely full-time around the country. One staff member worked with a relative’s kindergarten class to paint pumpkins during the school’s Unity Day, reflecting on how people, like pumpkins, are different and unique. Another staff member cleaned up in a local park.

Theta staff at The Children’s TherAplay Foundation in Indianapolis.

Beyond Day of Service, Thetas staff gives back to their local communities year-round.

  • A staff member participates in a neighborhood knitting/crocheting group that recently contributed 63 hats to the local homeless shelter and is currently working on providing Project Linus blankets for children in crisis.
  • One staff member is on the board for Uplands PEAK, Indiana’s first farm animal sanctuary.
  • One staff member is on the board and coaches a team for Girls on the Run WestSound.
  • A staff member works with the local Girl Scout council and manages their archives.
  • One staff member is a volunteer case reviewer for the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families.
  • Another staff member is an advocate, group facilitator, and retreat leader for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
  • A staff member is a volunteer with Be the Match, an organization that helps facilitate blood stem cell transplants for patients with blood cancers and blood diseases.

Please share with us what you did on Day of Service, and check out ThetaConnect's Day of Service photo album containing photos from members and chapters showcasing their service activities.