New Year - New Faces
It's a brand new year and we have two brand new faces on the AXO Philanthropy team. Mackenzie Turner - VP of Philanthropy is enjoying her 2nd year as a part of AXO, is currently studying business/nonprofit management, and loves coffee & traveling. Ashley Goodwin - Service Chair, is loving her first year in the AXO sisterhood, is currently studying Accounting and loves Captain America & pasta.
Stay tuned for new volunteer opportunities! We're working to build great relationships with non-profits in our community that will provide us with some great opportunities to provide service and make a difference!
Philanthropy Hour Opportunities
Ronald McDonald House - The RMDH has some amazing volunteer opportunities. They are located at 935 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT. They have a variety of opportunities ranging from working their front desk (3 hour shifts ranging from 9am-9pm, monthly or weekly) to caring for their official therapy dog Ollie (only Wed. and Sat. 12-3pm, monthly or weekly). E-Mail Ashley Goodwin at firstname.lastname@example.org or message her on Facebook for the full list of opportunities.
Oddballs - Write to each of our representatives/senators (and show Mackenzie proof) expressing your views that the Office of Violence Against Women should not be eliminated you can earn 1 service hour! It only takes a minute. Look for Mackenzie's post in the Alpha Chi Omega Beta Nu Facebook Group.
The Usual - The Bennion Center is always open to volunteers. We'll have more opportunities here as the year progresses.
GROUP SERVICE OPPORTUNITIes
Ronald McDonald House - The RMDH also has amazing group service opportunities. They are located at 935 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT. There are opportunities ranging from making meals for families, pampering families, or even seasonal outdoor cleanup. Times are flexible, and most require groups of at least 5. If you are interested please E-Mail Ashley Goodwin at email@example.com or contact her through Facebook for more information.
YWCA - The YWCA is a national organization that works to help women and children who are victims of domestic violence and abuse, and also works to empower women within the community. They have a branch in Salt Lake, and are always looking for volunteers. They need help with sorting donations, tutoring, and activity nights with the residents of their shelter. We are working on setting up times to go with a big group, but if you would like to go before that please let Ashley Goodwin know at firstname.lastname@example.org or through Facebook and she will try to set something up.
Reality Town - USU-Extension needs volunteers for their upcoming Reality Town simulations. Students will go through a simulation to put into practice what they have learned through their finance workshops, and volunteers will help run stations (students can 'buy' things from them, volunteers may have to give change, help count money, etc.). Please send all inquiries, as dates and numbers of volunteers needed are always changing, to Kirstin Kvam at email@example.com.
March 1st - Mark your calendars! This Hera Day we will all be going down to the Ronald McDonald House and we will host a craft/game night! Plan to be there around 6pm, and don't forget to sign up!
COOKIES AND CHAI
March 27th - This event is mandatory. We are looking for dessert donations, especially from grocery stores and bakeries. If you know anyone or have any hookups please let Ashley or Mackenzie know, and please sign up on the following Google Doc.
Purple Ribbon BenefIT
March 31st - Mark your calendars and get excited! If you cannot attend, please go into CRS ASAP so we can know who we can count on. Please start telling your parents about this now, so that you can convince them to come. That is also Parent's Weekend, so it shouldn't be too difficult to make both. We have a limited budget, so we will need lots of donations as well as sponsorships. Most importantly - this does not happen without the full support of the chapter. We need all hands on deck. This is going to take a lot of work from all of us. As we get information we will post it here!
Check back here for snapshots, videos, and summaries of the most recent events we've been a part of.