This year, the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority is switching up their philanthropy event and throwing a Karnival for the CC community. In the past, the sorority’s major event was “Hungry Hungry Kappapillar,” a pie-eating contest. All the proceeds for the event went towards the sorority’s national philanthropy organization, Reading is Fundamental (RIF). The philanthropy is the same, but the event has been totally revamped.
A gloomy weather forecast caused Kappa to push the event back from Friday to Saturday, but the event will be full of life nonetheless. Bryn Morgan ‘19, is the philanthropy chair for Kappa. While she has certainly led the chapter in the revamp, its production wouldn’t have been possible without help from the entire group. Kappa was able to split into committees for planning, purchasing, and set up. Colorado College was also generous enough to provide some money in offsetting the costs for the event.
Morgan stated how excited all of Kappa was to try out the new event: “There will be carnival games, competitions, prizes, a bouncy house, and yummy food. There will also be a raffle to win some awesome gift cards.” The event will happen from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon, and everyone is encouraged to come. “Reading is Fundamental is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to increasing children’s literacy and love of reading especially for kids in need,” Morgan said. “This organization provides books and literacy resources in schools, homeless shelters, after school programs, and a variety of other locations.”
In addition to this large event, Kappa has required service hours each semester to encourage sisters to stay involved in the community. “Our chapter loves being able to support Reading is Fundamental because we personally identify with their mission through our work with tutoring at Taylor Elementary School. As college students we understand how important literacy and access to school materials are,” said Morgan.
Kappa Kappa Gamma sisters also pursue service outside of RIF, whether it be volunteering at a soup kitchen on the weekends, or a block break breakout trip. Kappas do this on their own, as well as together. It feels great to give back to the community, especially when you’re doing it with some of your closest friends.
Large events such as these bring awareness to the work a small group does on campus. Even attending the event will have a positive impact on RIF. Morgan concluded, “We hope everyone has some time this Saturday to come hangout on Yampa, enjoy some delicious treats and carnival games, and help support an awesome cause!”