Giving Back at Stanford
Currently, Kappa is involved in several philanthropic ventures, both as a group and individually. Here at Stanford, Kappas get so much from the campus community and the surrounding community, so we like to give back as much as we gain
Every winter, Kappa teams up with Sigma Nu to throw a free concert on campus to support a good cause. We rally hundreds of students to raise money and enjoy a fun night of great music! In January of 2016, Stanford Kappa Kappa Gamma directed their philanthropic efforts towards Joyful Heart Foundation. Joyful Heart is a non-profit organization dedicated to healing, empowering, and advocating for survivors of sexual violence. Some of their key projects include launching the "NO MORE" campaign to dispel rape myths, hosting survivor and healer retreats, and ending the backlog of untested rape kits sitting in justice departments around the United States.
Reading is Fundamental
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), our official philanthropic partner, has been supported through the donation of thousands of books and volunteer hours to Boys and Girls Clubs, elementary schools and hospitals. Every other Friday, a group of Kappa girls heads over to East Palo Alto Charter School, an elementary school in an underserved area, to work with students in their after-school program. Activities range from reading books and working on homework to playing soccer on the playground. The kids are adorable, smart, and always just as excited to see us as we are to see them!
Every Tuesday mornings, Kappas help cook, prepare, and deliver food to the Opportunity Center in Palo Alto, a local homeless shelter. We work with Kappa Sigma, Kappa Alpha Order, and Pi Beta Phi to run this philanthropic effort, so it is also a great opportunity for us to build relationships with other Greek organizations on campus.