Chapter Philanthropy & Service
In addition to national partners, collegiate chapters also support local causes through philanthropic fundraising and hands-on service on their campuses and in their local communities.
The Beta Tau chapter is committed to helping the community around us, in many different ways. Through volunteering, fundraising, and more, we do what we can to support the community we call home.
Every Fall semester, our chapter hosts an Annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes. By teaming up with Campus Advocates for Prevention Education, we host a fun, informative, and engaging march for men to put on a pair of red high heels and to increase awareness about sexual violence, especially violence against women. Each fall, we raise hundreds of dollars for the Center for Hope and Healing in Lowell.
Our chapter also attends Lowell's Take Back the Night every April, to take back the safety of our community from sexual violence.
This past March, our chapter hosted our first Painting With the Tau's in memory of our late sister, Kylie Inman. At the end of our paint night, our chapter raised nearly $3000 for the Boston Center for Endometriosis and had a great time honoring our sister.
The Beta Tau chapter has decided to focus its volunteer efforts between two local Lowell organizations, the Lowell House of Hope and the Lowell Wish Project. Once a week, our chapter volunteers at the Lowell House of Hope, which is dedicated to helping homeless families in Massachusetts gain stable housing.
Once a month, our chapter volunteers at the Lowell Wish Project to help sort clothing, put together back to school bags for the children and more. The Wish Project is a critical resource for furniture, household goods and baby needs serving these families in need. With support from The Wish Project they are able to manage their expenses, reducing the likelihood of becoming homeless again.
Every fall, our sisters participate in our campus's Saint Jude Up Til' Dawn event. We gather teams of six and compete all night to help raise money and awareness for the children at Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital. As a whole, UMass Lowell raised over $50,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital! Fall 2017, Alpha Sigma Tau was awarded as Top Fundraising Student Organization, raising $12,816! We greatly appreciate our alumnae, friends, and families who donated to our teams to help us raise so much money!
In Fall of 2018, we again participated in Up 'til Dawn, with four of our Sisters proudly serving on the executive committee for the event. Including their totals, our Chapter was able to donate $11,726 to the children of St. Jude! We are so proud of our Sisters who served on the Executive Committee, who together raised $4,982, and our Top Fundraiser, Abbey Tavernese, was able to raise $2,121! What an amazing accomplishment!