Panhellenic hosts clothing drive
Published: Thu Apr 29, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:51 p.m.
Representatives from Zeta Phi Beta and Phi Beta Sigma demonstrated a short
step show during the second annual progressive picnic hosted by
Panhellenic Council on Tuesday evening.
The Panhellenic Council hosted its second annual progressive picnic on
Tuesday, April 27. Each Panhellenic participant was required to bring a
dollar donation or an article of clothing in order to be admitted for the
first annual Goodwill Material Drive.
Each suite in Panhellenic offered a side dish or dessert for the picnic.
The participants traveled to each suite in order to get a different part of
the meal. Subway sandwiches were also provided in the multi-purpose room of
the Panhellenic Building.
Clothes donated for the event will be sold in different stores around the
community. Revenue from the sale of donated items will support Goodwill's
Employment and Training Programs for people with disabilities.
"This is the first year for the clothing drive and we are very excited. We
would like to continue to do this each year," Katy Bland, a representative
from Goodwill, said.
The clothing drive is a campus wide event. Bins will be available in five
different locations around campus. Any donations such as clothing, small
appliances and linens can be placed in bins located at Massey, Greve,
Presidential Courtyard, Fraternity Park and College Park until Friday,
"Panhellenic is thrilled about helping Goodwill while promoting chapter
unity at the picnic," Amy Breckenridge, who was in charge of the clothing
Kelly Morgan Phillips, Panhellenic adviser, added, "Service is continuing
to be a forefront of sororities."
100.3 FM was also present at the picnic. The radio station donated air time
and a live remote, as well as door prizes for the clothing drive. Goodwill
also donated door prizes from around the community. The prizes included
CDs, T-shirts and bumper stickers.
To further Greek unity, the Black Greek Letter Organization (BGLO) shared
facts about a few of their organizations.
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta and Phi Beta Sigma were the BGLO groups
present at the picnic. Representatives of Zeta Phi Beta and their brother
fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma, presented a short step exhibition while
involving the crowd in the demonstration.
Brandye Collins, the Vice President of the BGLO, said,"We wanted to
incorporate the National Panhellenic Council (NPC) and the BGLO at the
picnic in order to unify the two groups."
Brandi Wilson, president of Panhellenic, was pleased with the success of
"This is the second year we have had the progressive picnic, and we only
hope that we can do this every spring."