Habitat for Humanity
During the fall 2017 semester, URI Greek Life raised over $71,000 for South County Habitat for Humanity. This past spring semester the groups raised over $107,000 so the annual total is around $178,000. In the past 7 years, Greek Life raised over $670,000 for the organization.
2017: URI Greek Life raised money again this year for South County Habitat for Humanity. Chapters paired together collected clothing, food, and toiletry items to donate to local shelters and food pantries including the Rhody Outpost. If you are interested in making a donation, please contact Jordan Broadbent or Austin Shission.
Past Philanthropy Weeks
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.
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.
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.