Greek Week 2016 Philanthropy
International Philanthropy: HALO Foundation
HALO believes that every child should have the support of a family. Featured in the Moroccanoil INSPIRED film series, “American Spirit” of CBS Evening News, “Heroes Among Us” and “25 Women Changing the World” of PEOPLE magazine, “The Today Show”, and Variety Magazine, HALO provides housing, healing and education to at-risk and homeless children, in other words, love. Each year, HALO serves over 1,200 children and supports 21 homes and programs around the globe. Internationally, HALO supports orphanages and programs in Uganda, Kenya, Mexico, India, Guatemala and Nicaragua. Domestically, HALO has Learning Centers and housing programs in Kansas City, and Jefferson City, Missouri, and art programming in New York and Portland. More information is at haloworldwide.org.
Local Philanthropy: Field of Dreams Rescue
Field of Dreams Rescue was founded in 2007 as a publicly funded, all volunteer organization. Dogs and cats are accepted on a space available basis into foster homes to receive medical care, socialization and training with the intention of finding a permanent adoptive home. Through community assistance programs we educate, promote spay neuter efforts and provide assistance to individuals. FODR was incorporated in January 2007. In January of 2010 we had successfully adopted out over 500 pets into permanent homes! All the dogs in our program are located in foster homes throughout multiple counties in Northeast Missouri. Field of Dreams just experienced a house fire which burned down all of their official records and funds from years past. At the end of 2016/beginning of 2017 the organization has begun fundraising from the ground up. They are looking to build a new adoption center that could be the home to all of their records and pets that do not have a current owner/foster parent. With the help from Truman State University Greek Life we could help their mission and help the lives of countless pets throughout the Northeast and help an organization that works entirely through donation and volunteers that are passionate about pets lives. This money would directly affect their building fund and go towards animals vet bills.
Past Greek Week Philanthropies:
All monies were raised by Greek students.
- 2016: $22,147.57, Heart to Heart International
- 2015: $20,851, Greek Scholarships, ANAD, and NEMO Inclusion Project
- Read more about it here.
- 2014: $16,000, Greek Scholarships and Victim Support Services
- 2013: $6,815, Greek Scholarships and Food 4 Kids
- 2012: $6,4740, Greek Scholarship and Children’s Miracle Network
- 2011: $8,740, I Think I Can Foundation
- 2010: $5,500
- 2009: $13,000, Make a Wish Foundation