Thank You for the 1st Annual Greek Week Donation Drive
This year the Greek Week Council sponsored a new service event to collect items of need for Story County organizations. The Volunteer Center of Story County would like to thank the Greek Week Council and the Greek community for providing donated items to local nonprofits as a part of Greek Week 2015. A total of 50 Greek organizations participated to bring in an entire trailer full of items, including clothing, shoes, food, hygiene products, crafts and general office supplies to give away to 24 local nonprofits. All of the participating agencies were impressed with the Greek volunteers’ enthusiasm and with the abundance of donations.
Greek Week is a week-long celebration of the Greek community that focuses on the community’s four pillars of scholarship, leadership, friendship, and philanthropy and service. By collecting these items, the Greek community shows their dedication to philanthropy. But, not only does this event provide one-time support, it creates connections between local nonprofits and the Greek community that cultivate ongoing service, leadership and advocacy relationships. These relational connections are foundational in expanding the impact and resources of agencies serving in the county.
We thank the Greek community for their willingness to serve and support the missions of agencies throughout Story County, and we look forward to partnering to extend this event in future years!