Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority at Oglethorpe University had their philanthropy event on Thursday, April 11th from 7 p.m. to 9 pm. It was held on campus at the residential quad which is in-between the Bowden Magbee and Schmidt dorms. Students and other attendees had the option of ordering food off a menu that consisted of a cheeseburger, quesadilla, or hot dog with your choice of chips, mac and cheese or a fruit cup with drinks provided. Tables and chairs were set up under the basketball goal for food and seating.
As soon as you near the area, you can hear the murmur of voices over the music that echoed off the buildings. The smell of food filled the air as you got closer and then you could make out people’s faces, recognizing friends that you know. Teams of two toss Bing bags back and forth as they play corn hole, and then you hear the loud crash of wooden blocks hitting the sidewalk as someone loses a game of Jenga. Sign in is to the right, so you get in line to pick up your food order before throwing a dollar into the donation basket. You go to sit in one of the chairs to eat your food and laugh along with other familiar faces.
Grillin’ for Girlies was a very fun and successful philanthropy event that raised $1,620 for Dress for Success Atlanta. The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success Atlanta was founded in 1997 and works with more than 20 Referral Agency Partners. On average annually, 500 women are referred to Dress for Success Atlanta and 600 go through at least one of its many job preparedness, employment retention, or career advancement programs or services. The key programs at Dress for Success Atlanta are Interview and Employment Suiting, Professional Women’s Group, Going Places Network, Virginia Phillip Career Center, Professional Workshops, and Computer Skills Training.
Dress for Success Atlanta hopes to live in a world where women do not experience poverty. They hope that all women will be financially independent, treated with dignity and respect, and directly impacting their lives and those of their families. You can help achieve these goals by donating clothes, donating money, or volunteering. To do this and make a change in these women’s lives, visit https://atlanta.dressforsuccess.org/get-involved/