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Sororities to hold fundraisers for charities

Michael Arakawa

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Pacific University sororities Phi Lambda Omicron (PLO), Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) and Delta Chi Delta (DCD) will hold a number of fundraisers this spring to support local charities.

According to AKD president Pali Kaloi Jordan, AKD members are planning an event for April 20 that will feature an animal kissing booth and play-zone with animals from local shelters in Forest Grove.

All proceeds from the AKD event will go to the local nonprofit Dougy Center and the shelters providing the animals for the event.

“We’re proud that we are able to help raise money for the Dougy Center,” Jordan said.

Additionally, members from the PLO sorority will hold a bake sale in the University Center (UC) for the Make-A-Wish Foundation on April 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will also be holding an open participation lip sync battle fundraiser in the UC on April 21 at 8 p.m.

Then, on April 30, PLO will hold their annual Spring Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the UC.

“I am proud of the fact that we hold three very successful blood drives a year,” PLO president Maygan Crawley said.

Members from the DCD sorority are planning to bring back their “Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover” fundraiser on May 2 and May 3. During the event students, staff and faculty, will be able to buy books, CDs and video games, all of which have been wrapped in brown paper bags. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards supporting the Native American Youth Association.

AKD, PLO, and DCD members are all proud of the work they have been able to accomplish this semester, and especially pleased with the fundraisers they have planned for spring.

Kaloi Jordan said AKD members this year were able to donate over 200 books to Community Action, a nonprofit organization located in Hillsboro. And Crawley said PLO members were proud they were able to grant a wish for the Make-A-Wish Foundation this past fall.

According to DCD president Sierra Barnes, DCD has already been able to raise over $570 with fundraisers this year, a 500 percent increase from last year’s efforts.

“We’ve always prioritized community service,” Barnes said. “But many other chapters on campus do great fundraising events and they inspired us to think outside the box and better ourselves as a fundraising organization.”

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