Kelli Carter ~ Staff Writer
Community service is a vital aspect of Greek Life at the University of Lynchburg. Kappa Delta, like many other greek organizations on campus, tries to stay connected with the community outside of the school.
The week of Oct. 21, 2019, KD will be giving out their women’s friendship month T-shirts that people have purchased. The idea of the shirt was to raise awareness for how important it is for women to care about each other, but also to try to build each other up.
Not only were these shirts supporting friendship, but some of the profit will be going to help aid in the Bahamas, which was recently struck by Hurricane Dorrian. KD sold over 100 shirts and $5 from each shirt went to women and children who are struggling in the Bahamas.
Stephanie Quaranto, a sister in KD and vice president of public relations, said, “I thought that this would be a good opportunity to give, especially because [of] what just happened to the whole island. If I was in a situation like that, I would hope that someone would help me out.”
Coming up soon, KD has an event with the Girls Scouts of America. This is one of their philanthropies, where there are always interactions with local girls. Members get out at different events and get to meet so many excited young girls waiting to take on the world.
According to the Kappa Delta website, “Kappa Delta’s serve as mentors and volunteers, reinforcing our common values of honesty, integrity, friendship and leadership. Collegiate and alumnae chapters host confidence-building programs, educational events, campus tours and other activities with Girl Scouts in their communities.”
Katelyn Shull, a sister of KD and the vice president of community service, said, “My favorite community service that we do honestly is hanging out with the Girl Scouts. They have so much energy and I want that light that they have to continue to shine for years to come. Empowering women and girls is such an important thing to do and I am so glad I get to do that within my organization.”
Many other Kappa Delta women feel the same way about Girl Scouts and feel like it is a great way to help girls to start building confidence at a young age, so by the time they are college girls they can be confident in every aspect that they do.
The next Girl Scout event will be the idea of healthy eating and healthy lifestyle. The girls will be a part of a series of track events and this will help them better understand how to live a healthy life so that, in the future, it comes naturally.