In addition to our dedication to leadership, scholarship and sisterhood, Gamma Phi Beta sisters honor their commitment to our philanthropic focus of building strong girls primarily through Eta Kappa's annual Moon Ball Tournament. Eta Kappa hosts a philanthropy week filled with fun activities culminating in a kick ball tournament called Moon Ball. The event is open to the the Chattanooga community with the aim of raising money to donate to Girls on the Run and our local philanthropy, Girls Inc.
Week of Service
We also participate in a week of service each spring. During this week, we volunteer directly with the teenage and elementary school girls of Girls Inc. during their alternate Spring Break camp. We help them learn about different cultures, social justice issues, and the skills they need to confidently tackle adolescence. This is a very special opportunity for the chapter because we are able to directly interact with the girls, and we get a chance to see building strong girls in action!
Eta Kappa is fortunate enough to have a local chapter of Girls on the Run present in Chattanooga. This allows us to attend actual Girls on the Run races as well as races that benefit Girls on the Run like the Glow Run 5k and the Scenic City marathon. While running the races is certainly encouraged, it is not required. We love going to races and cheering on the runners while we pass out water to them. When we go to actual Girls on the Run races, sister decorate motivational posters for the girls to read as the power through the race to the finish line!
Campus Wide Events
Not only do we support our own philanthropic partners, we also support the missions of other organizations on campus by participating in their events. We have a blast participating in events like turtle tug, watermelon carving, field games, Operation Christmas Child box packing, and so much more! Be sure to check out our history page to see our placings philanthropy weeks!
For more information or questions regarding philanthropy please contact Emily Whitlock at email@example.com