Kappa Sigma Fraternity To Host First-Ever International Day of Service on October 20, 2012

Largest single-day service project in the history of organization -- and the first coordinated international day of service for any collegiate social fraternity.
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Oct. 11, 2012 - PRLog -- Charlottesville, Va. (October 11, 2012) - Kappa Sigma Fraternity today announced that it will hold an inaugural Day of Service throughout the United States and Canada on Saturday, October 20, 2012.  Thousands of college undergraduate and alumni members will volunteer their time for service projects and philanthropic fundraisers to benefit hundreds of non-profit organizations within their local communities.  Projects will range from serving meals in soup kitchens, to charity donation drives, to building homes for low-income families.  

The Day of Service is the latest strategy in Kappa Sigma’s “A Greater Cause” initiative, the organization’s ongoing commitment to promote volunteerism, citizenship and service to the community.  It will be the largest single-day service project in the history of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and the first coordinated international day of service for any collegiate social fraternity.  

“We hope that this event will serve as a benchmark ewznz for all other Greek organizations in their service endeavors,” said S. Christian Nascimento, President of Kappa Sigma’s International Alumni Board of Directors. “We are proud that Kappa Sigma can lead the way on more than 300 college campuses across North America in helping to make our world a better place.”

Since the launch of the A Greater Cause initiative in 2001, Kappa Sigma has achieved unprecedented levels of volunteerism and philanthropy among its members.  During the 2011-2012 academic year alone, Kappa Sigma contributed more than 470,000 volunteer service hours and donated nearly $1.8 million collectively to those in need—a Fraternity record and the most ever for a collegiate social Greek organization in a single year.

“Giving back to the community and supporting charitable endeavors is fundamental to the values of our organization,” said Nascimento.  “This duty— ‘Our Call to Service’—exemplifies the character of our undergraduate and alumni members and is an important aspect of life as a Kappa Sigma.”

About Kappa Sigma Fraternity

Founded in 1869 at the University of Virginia, Kappa Sigma Fraternity is the largest men's social fraternity in the world, having initiated nearly 300,000 members. With more than 16,000 undergraduates, at over 300 chapters and colonies throughout the U.S. and Canada, the Fraternity teaches its core standards and values through educational programming around the four pillars of Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship and Service.

For information visit www.kappasigma.org.
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