Greek Briefs

Group hopes fans will donate money for homeless shelter

With already more than $2,000 raised in the last two years, Alpha Phi Omega hopes to raise an additional $1,000 in donations at Saturday’s pre-basketball game barbecue outside of the Smith Center. The game starts at 2 p.m.

“We figure that if every other person who goes (to the Smith Center) donates money, we’ll raise over $1,000 dollars,” said senior Meredith Wolff, an organizing member of Alpha Phi Omega.

That same day, the group also hopes to be at the Marvin Center Hippodrome, where it will accept donations via GWorld.

Since September 2005, Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed Greek-letter community service organization, has been fundraising for Charlie’s Place, a soup kitchen in Dupont Circle. Their fundraising campaign, “Swipe Out Hunger,” is named for its method of using GWorld card donations to raise money for the kitchen.

On the third Friday of each month, Alpha Phi Omega members volunteer their time to serve hot meals at Charlie’s Place, run by St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. The kitchen also aids patrons through career and health services.

-Nadia Sheikh

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