Epsilon Psi holds our major philanthropy, Kapture the Flag, every fall which consists of a tournament of capture the flag games played amongst all of Greek life. All of our proceeds are donated to the Ovarian Cancer Circle, Reading is Fundamental, and the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation.
Along with Kapture the Flag, we host a yearly Reading is Key event. Last year, we partnered with Isla Vista Elementary for this event in which we had Kappa members attend a library class at the school for Dr. Seuss day. The girls read different Dr. Seuss books and brought different crafts and activities for the students. We also donated books to IV Elementary during their jog-a-thon where every student got to pick a new book to take home.
Aside from these events, members of Epsilon Psi volunteer weekly at IV Elementary, hold beach clean ups, and volunteer cleaning up our local community of Isla Vista.
As philanthropy chairman, I am able to see how truly rewarding all our efforts are to the community and am able to encourage philanthropic acts. I find philanthropy an incredibly important and rewarding aspect of Kappa. One my fondest memories has been seeing the children’s faces as they get to pick out books we have brought. Opportunities like these and Kapture the Flag are what make being a member of Kappa worth it. I am incredibly honored to be surrounded by such an incredible group of sisters who dedicate so much time and effort to helping the lives of others.