UA Greek Community Raises Funds, Donates Time to Local Nonprofits
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — University of Alabama fraternity and sorority members garnered $101,000 for area nonprofits and provided more than 1,200 hours of community service in fundraisers and volunteer opportunities connected to UA’s Greek Week and the all-Greek service project.
UA’s Greek community partnered with Habitat for Humanity for the annual all-Greek service project.
From April 13 to 18, more than 300 fraternity men and sorority women visited sites in Tuscaloosa, including Juanita Drive and Horseshoe Bend Road, to volunteer for four hours each to help build houses for families in Tuscaloosa.
Together, the UA Greek community contributed more than 1,200 hours of service.
“It was a great privilege to work to make a difference in the Tuscaloosa community, and I have been extremely proud to see our Greek community working so well together,” said Ally Pace, vice president of administration for the Alabama Panhellenic Association said. “Habitat for Humanity is a project that UA Greeks have enjoyed partnering with, and it is our hope to continue this worthwhile effort.”
In addition to volunteering time, the UA Greek community raised $101,000 from fraternity and sorority donations during Greek Week, which ran from March 2 to 7. The funds were given to 32 nonprofit organizations in and around the Tuscaloosa community. Greek Week consisted of competitions between fraternities and sororities, including bowling, basketball, dodgeball and a dance competition.
Grants were awarded to:
Alabama Blues Project, $2,000.
Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, $3,000.
Alabama Reach, $1,000.
Alpha Mu Omega, $1,000.
American Cancer Society, $2,500.
American Red Cross, West Alabama Chapter, $3,000.
Arts and Autism, $3,000.
Beta Eta Zeta Storks Nest, $1,000.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama, $4,000.
Black Warrior Council: Boy Scouts of America, $2,500.
Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama (Greensboro Unit), $2,500.
Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama (Akron Unit), $2,500.
Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama (Theo Ratliff), $2,500,
Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama (Jaycee Park Unit), $2,500,
Child Abuse Prevention Services of Tuscaloosa Inc., $2,000,
Community Soup Bowl, $2,500.
Family Counseling Services of Tuscaloosa County, $2,500.
Hospice of West Alabama, $5,000.
Impact Alabama, $3,000.
Laps for CF Inc., $1,000.
March of Dimes, $4,000.
Miracle League of Tuscaloosa, $5,000.
Nick’s Kids Foundation, $2,000.
NPHC Homecoming Step Show, $5,000.
100 Black Men of West Alabama Inc., $2,500.
Temporary Emergency Services, $3,000.
Tracy Dent Foundation, $1,000.
Tuscaloosa Children’s Center, $3,000.
Tuscaloosa’s One Place, $4,000.
Tuscaloosa County Parks and Recreation Authority, $2,000.
UA Campus Veterans Association, $5,000.
UA Dean of Students – Student Care and Well-Being, $3,000.
The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.