Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Greek Life Service Trips

Greek Life Service Trip

October 2013


The EMU Greek Community held a community wide service opportunity on October 11th, 2013.  There were 9 participants, representing five different chapters.  We went to the Leslie Science Center in Ann Arbor, MI  to help with a gardent that is tended by the non-profit organization Project Grow.  The facilitator of the experience, Joet Reoma, taught participants about the local history of the Center and about organic farming.  Everyone's favorite topic was the German method of mound farming, called hugelkultur, that seeks to replicate the same conditions a fallen log in the woods creates naturally.  Participants dug up and relocated local perennial plants and weeded invasive species and other weeds.















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November 2013

This month, The EMU Greek Community held a community-wide service opportunity on November 15th, 2013. There were 9 participants representing 6 chapters from the IFC and the CPC. This month, the community helped out to sort donated clothes at the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop, an organization who's profits go to support Ann Arbor Public Schools. Though the shop is not short of donations, they do need help sorting through the mountain you can see in the video below. Participants opened bags of donations and sorted out what was fit to sell and what is to be donated to a local homeless shelter. We all had a blast helping out a great cause.

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March 2014

Greeks chipped in to help raise money for Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Fund by volunteering to help run the annual Ann Arbor Marathon. Twenty-Two volunteers from 4 organizations showed up on a frigid Sunday morning in March to help with the food tents, water tables, and passing out of medals and water at the finish line. 





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