Philanthropy

St. Baldrick's Foundation

In April 2017, Zeta-Upsilon Zeta of Lambda Chi Alpha at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, staged a new philanthropy event to raise funds for childhood cancer research and the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Here is a look at what was a close shave and much more!

Over-the-Rhine Community Housing

OTRCH is a non-profit community development organization that provides a wide spectrum of affordable and supportive housing options with life-changing programs that help low-income residents in Over-the-Rhine succeed. For over four decades, OTRCH has never wavered from its commitment to: 1) build a sustainable, diverse neighborhood that values and benefits low-income residents, 2) create an inclusive community in this evolving historic district, and 3) advocate on behalf of its residents. To meet this mission, OTRCH has restored 86 properties (410 housing units) and assembled a broad mix of 20+ service providers/agency partners and 800 volunteers to ensure that residents receive affordable housing along with access to health care, job services, education, faith-based services, and community associations that strengthen their ability to succeed. Visit their website at otrch.org.

Oxford Community Choice Pantry

Mission

To alleviate hunger and provide nutrition information to the families and individuals in need who live in the Talawanda School District

A Matter of Choice

Traditional pantry practices of assembling and distributing boxes of random food to customers leads to food waste and lacks the benefit of increasing empowerment.

A choice pantry honors shoppers' dignity by allowing them to choose their items according to their household size and the federally recommended nutritional requirements. The OCCP also provides customers with nutritional information.

History

Oxford Community Choice Pantry (OCCP) opened in July 2007 as a non-profit community endeavor serving the Talawanda School District by providing free groceries to the economically disadvantaged residents in the area. It was a collaborative effort between the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Mary Church and the Family Resource Center.

For more information please visit their website at www.oxchoicepantry.org.

Feeding America: LXA’s National Philanthropy

Mission

To feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member foods banks and engage the community in the fight to end hunger.

For more information please visit their website at www.feedingamerica.org/about-us/about-feeding-america.

Pumpkin Bash

The Zeta-Upsilon Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha hosts Pumpkin Bash every year. Sororities are invited to compete in a penny war and a food drive for an entire week, culminating in a field day consisting of pumpkin-themed mini-olympic games, spirit competitions, and loads of fun!