Sigma Phi Epsilon vice president of communication, 402.239.2642
Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus has raised more than $700 to benefit YouthAIDS, a national charity.
“We feel like this was a very meaningful and successful endeavor,” said Tim Schilling of Palmer, director of programming for the fraternity. “We feel like we are contributing to a great cause.”
To raise the money, members of the fraternity were placed into groups of three and sold to complete three hours of service or labor.
YouthAIDS, a growing global initiative that generates funding and awareness to help fight the spread of AIDS among the world’s youth, is one of the two major philanthropies in which Sigma Phi Epsilon participates annually.
Through mass media, theatre, music, fashion and athletics, YouthAIDS promotes abstinence, decreased sexual activity and safe sex habits among 15- to 24-year-olds.
In the past two years, combined, the fraternity has donated approximately $2,200 to the national charity.