This past weekend many of our sisters participated in the Big Event, the largest service event that Florida State takes part in. The Big Event is a day dedicated to volunteer service, consisting of different organizations being paired with various community service projects around Tallahassee in need of volunteer work, with volunteers coming from FSU, FAMU, and TCC. All volunteers for the Big Event gathered together in the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, experiencing an opening ceremony with speakers and performers before setting off for their respective service projects.
Our Beta Eta sisters were paired with Sowing Seeds Sewing Comfort Ministry, a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth and empowerment of the Tallahassee community by providing life skills. Skills taught by the ministry include sewing, culinary skills, gardening, marketing and budgeting, along with collecting and distributing food to members of the community. With the ministry currently in need of gardening supplies, yard work, and house work, our sisters set out to assist them in doing just that. Alpha Chi’s spent the day helping those that run the ministry by organizing their home and ministry supplies to make the amenities of the facility more accessible and easier for the ministry to use. They did this by doing yard work and organizing supplies around the house, along with making connections with those that make Sowing Seeds Sewing Comfort possible.
One of our volunteers, and our Community Service Chair said the work they didat the Big Event was “A great experience because we not only were able to volunteer, but also had the chance to connect with those that run the ministry about the work they do for it.” We are so thankful to have sisters dedicated to helping others, and are so proud of their participation in the Big Event 2019!!