What is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital?
Screams For St. Jude
This past semester, we hosted our second annual Screams for St. Jude on October 30th. This event was a haunted house and carnival hosted out of our chapter facility. We transformed our property into a carnival full of games and activities and our house into a three-story haunted house. We grew our event by adding a floor to the haunted house and the carnival to help with the wait times. Our event went on 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM and we had 650 participants come through our house and we raised over $4,200 dollars to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We had the pleasure of working with Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Incorporated. They were extremely helpful in the planning and execution of the carnival. We look forward to helping them with their event this spring Acts for St Jude.
We will also be working with Delta Delta Delta Sorority to put on St. Jude Week. This week will be a week full of events to raise money. Our largest event of the week will be Mac Attack. We serve the community Mac and Cheese and host various competitions and activities. This is one of the largest philanthropy events in our community and we are looking to have over 1000 participants this year.
We have set our goal of raising more than $60,000 dollars for St. Jude this year and we have raised $43,000 dollars this fall so we are well on our way to reaching our goal.
Ash Avenue Fest
Starting in 2019, the men of Epsilon have paired with four other fraternities on Ash Avenue to throw Ash Avenue Fest. This is a joint philanthropy that helps raise awareness for all fraternities causes. Each fraternity has an event at their facility such as soap hockey, volleyball, inflatables, or others. This event, started by Matthew Kaczynski, our 2019 philanthropy chair, is a one of a kind joint philanthropy that was largely unheard of in the community’s history.