Habitat for Humanity
During the Spring 2017 semester, URI Greek Life raised over $107,000 for South County Habitat for Humanity. In the past 7 years, Greek Life raised over $600,000 for the organization.
Philanthropy Week is one of the most rewarding times for the Greek community. Throughout this week, there are a series of events where all Greeks come together to fundraise for charitable organizations. Events vary every year but can include: Day of Service, Dance Competition, Singled Out, Family Feud, Jeopardy, So You Think You Can Dance, Lego Construction Contest, Dodgeball Tournament, and a food & toiletry drive. The Greek fraternities and sororities are partnered with one another to raise money for various organizations.
November 2016: The Greek community engaged the campus as a whole and local charities by raising money, collecting food and toiletry items for South Providence Neighborhood Matters, and contributing hundreds of service hours through projects in the south county area. Fraternities and sororities were paired together for the week and participated in a variety of events including Greek Sing, Jeopardy, Jailbreak, and Minute-To-Win-It. Students raised over $17,000 for the Greeks Give Back campaign to assist URI students with emergency financial support.
Read an article here on the URI website about the efforts of the Greek students during Philanthropy week including pairing site visit locations.
November 2015: In honor of Vice President Thomas Dougan’s retirement, the Greek Community proudly dedicated this year’s Philanthropy Week to the ‘Harry Amaral Scholarship fund’. Together the Fraternities and Sororities of the URI community raised a total amount of over $20,250!!! The Greeks additionally donated to the ‘Edesia Global Nutrition Solutions’ and ASSA Messer Elementary School in Central Fall RI to assist in funding books for students.
November 2014: Fraternities and Sororities raised money for Violet Graney & the Graney family, Liberty Street in Kingston, Rhody Outpost Food Pantry at URI, and the Jonnycake Center of Peacedale, RI. The total amount of money raised is over $70,000!!! Greeks also donated food and toiletry items to the Rhody Outpost and participated in a Day of Service at several local sites in the South County area.
November 2013: Greek Life raised $107,000 at the “Pound the Pavement, Pound a Nail” walkathon, an annual event sponsored by the URI South County Habitat for Humanity partnership committee.