What does Kappa Phi Gamma do?
Each chapter or colony of Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc renders service to the community and its respective campus. Since its establishment in November of 1998, the Sisterhood has participated in a variety of service projects. However, the sisterhood has dedicated itself to its national philanthropy, cancer awareness.
The founders discovered, that in one way or another, almost all of them had been affected by cancer. They realized that cancer does not discriminate by race, sex, or class; it can affect anyone. For those reasons, the Founders chose to devote our philanthropy for cancer awareness.
Every Spring, Kappa Phi Gamma around the nation plans Cancer Awareness: a Real Effort! (C.A.R.E.) Week. A week-long series of events dedicated to raising funds for a cancer organization and to bring awareness to the community about the truths of cancer. To date, Kappa Phi Gamma has raised over $98,000+ and has donated their services to over 40 different charities. C.A.R.E. Week has been recognized by the Asian Cup Award for being the only event of its kind to commit a week towards cancer awareness, while incorporating educational and entertaining activities in order to educate the public about early detection and prevention of cancer.
Events held during C.A.R.E. Week include, but are not limited to: Kick-Off Rally, Candlelight Vigil, cancer workshops/forums, Mr. C.A.R.E. Pageant and bake sales.
All proceeds raised during C.A.R.E. Week are donated to an array of organizations that are committed to cancer awareness, including, but not limited to, the Pink Door, Bringing Hope Home, Bite Me Cancer, and My Hope Chest.
In 2016, our chapters/colonies raised $6,774.40 through C.A.R.E. Week for Bringing Hope Home, a non-profit organization that provides unexpected amazingness to local families through financial and emotional support. Bringing Hope Home directly pays household bills to ensure families are able to stay in their homes, with a secure roof over their heads, utilities on, phones working, and food on the table while they are dealing with cancer. Since their inception in 2008, they have supported over 2,700 local families with over $3.3 million dollars in assistance.