USD fraternity helps various causes with Week of Service

The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Kappa Pi Chapter at the University of South Dakota, raised $4,000 for leukemia and lymphoma research, and domestic violence awareness thanks to the PIKE Week of Service at USD last week. The chapter also totaled 1,100 hours of community service and donated over 700 clothing and toiletry items to domestic violence shelters in Sioux City, Iowa, Sioux Falls and Vermillion.

The various community service projects included serving meals at the Vermillion Welcome Table and assembling more than 150 bags for local children in the Vermillion Backpack Program.

The events that raised money for charity were PIKES in the Park, Change for Change and Cycle for Life, a national philanthropy event held by the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

Another highlight during the PIKE Week of Service was the "Fundie" Run, which raised awareness for domestic violence as participants, dressed in many layers of clothing, ran through campus shedding donated clothing at checkpoints. PIKE collected more than 700 articles of clothing as a result of the run.

For more information regarding PIKE Week of Service, contact Seth Lopour at (605) 295-0842 or Sean McCann at (605) 391-0826.

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