Congratulations to our newest expansion at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill! Please welcome our newest school and their charters:
#2 Heysel Lam *Divinity*
#3 Isabella Sun *Dauntless*
#4 AnhThu Vuong *Pacific*
#5 Tran Nguyen *Extinguish*
#6 Ashli Hyunh *Impeccable*
#7 Denise King *Amavel*
#8 Rika Ri *Wispa*
#9 Sarah Lee *Ruthless*
#10 Vanessa Pang *Ensnare*
#11 Hannah Kim *Sophrosyne*
Hosted by: National Board 2013 – 2014
Program Educators: Angela Lei & Lin Haldeman
Did you know that Amazon launched a charitable program where 0.5% of your eligible purchases will go to a charity of your choice? Meet AmazonSmile, the gift the that keeps giving while you shop.
Kappa Phi Lambda is joining in the holiday spirit and giving back as we make our holiday purchases this year! Join us in selecting “Toys of Hope” as the receiving charity. Simply go to Amazon Smile and search for “Toys of Hope.”
Toys of Hope is more than just toys! The organization donates 100% of the money to provide toys, books, clothing and other items to needy and homeless children and their families.
What’s a sweeter deal than helping others?
Super Typhoon Haiyan/ Typhoon Yolanda has claimed the lives of over 10,000 people in the Philippines, and is continuing to make its way through China and Vietnam, claiming even more lives and leaving a path of destruction and millions of dollars worth of damages. Since then, the situation on the ground has grown even more disastrous. There is no food, water or electricity. Many roads are impassable due to debris. All airports but one in the affected area are unusable. From day one, WFP (World Food Program USA) has quickly mobilized to deliver food and emergency supplies to those hardest hit.
Kappa Phi Lambda hopes to raise enough money to help WFP provide emergency food relief. Our goal right now is $15,000. Any amount will help the people of the Philippines greatly! Please, help do your part — join us and donate today to help with WFP’s relief efforts.
Thank you to our contributors, chapters, and colonies on their active effort to help those who are in need.
Here is our team page for World Food Program (WFP).
Events by our Schools
Rise for the Philippines
School: Delta Chapter – Stony Brook University
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Time: 10 PM
The Filipino Spirit is “Waterproof” Talent Showcase
School: Northern Illinois University Colony
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Cavan Auditorium, Cole Hall
- Come show your talent and raise funds for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.
- Bring boxed food or clothes donations to the event as well.
- All proceeds will go to the Red Cross to help relief efforts in the Philippines.
More details @ NIU Today News
Samahan for Haiyan: A Typhoon Relief Benefit Dinner
School: Baruch College
Date: Friday, December 13
Time: 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM
Location: Multi-Purpose Room
Google – Person Find
Google has set up a person finder for those who cannot find their loved ones or would like to post information about someone. http://google.org/personfinder/2013-yolanda/
Uni Pro – Events in Your Area
Uni Pro, a New York based non-profit Filipino organization, has teamed up with several other non-profit organizations to create a Facebook event page. These event pages aim to compile all of the fundraising and volunteer events happening in your area.
Hello everyone, Kappa Phi Lambda Xi Chapter at Northeastern University has a philanthropy event taking place next Monday, November 18, 2013. Please bring this flyer with you to Red Mango – Symphony (Boston, MA) and a portion of your purchase will go towards ATASK (Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence).
Proceeds of your purchase will go towards ATASK (Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence)
Kelly Tsai is a well known spoken word poet and will be coming to perform her solo show “Formosa,” which examines cultural identity, beauty, globalization, and plastic surgery through Barbie doll manufacturing in Taiwan. “Formosa” will capitalize on how global economy affects bodies through media, self-perception, and work. Kelly Tsai is a highly sought-after poet, playwright, and filmmaker. Kelly’s inspiring, intimate, and entertaining poetry performances have rocked stages at venues like the White House, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, the House of Blues, the Apollo Theater in Harlem, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Tyra Banks’ Flawsome Ball, as well as on three consecutive seasons of the Peabody award-winning “Russell Simmons Presents HBO Def Poetry.” This event will open to everyone at UConn and will also include a question and answer session at the end.
Kelly Tsai started off the night by reciting one of her poems about “real women that she knows,” who have cheated on their partners, gotten divorces, had sex, been mothers, been sisters, etc. The point of this poem was to show that people are not perfect but that doesn’t make them any lesser. This was a great precursor to her performance of “Formosa” in which Kelly portrayed four different characters: herself, a factory worker, an adopted 8 year old Chinese girl, and a pop star. The factory worker is manufacturing Harajuku Barbie dolls while the 8 year old wants one, and the pop star is who the Barbie doll is based off of. Overall the story was very entertaining, and conveyed themes of the negative side of plastic surgery and trying to look perfect, media’s influence on children, and really just going back to one’s roots and not forgetting about culture. Kelly’s performance actively engaged the audience with the use of props, motion, and stage direction, so I feel like audience took away more than if Kelly was just lecturing us. She also followed with a poem about relationship interviews and a sneak preview of an upcoming panorama project that she is working on.
Contact: Karin & Jess at firstname.lastname@example.org
School: Sigma Chapter at University of Connecticut
Flyer: Shared on Google Drive
Alana Beck – Volunteer Nurse @ Nepal Community Hospital
Meet Alana Beck, an alumni sister from Delta Chapter – Stony Brook University and current nursing student at New York University. This January 2014, she will be flying across the world to volunteer in Nepal at a community hospital.
Sponsor her @ youcaring.com
The money I am looking to raise will cover some of the major expenses which include medical supplies, a visa and partial flight to Nepal from New York City, via the volunteering program which is is being run through A Broader View www.abroaderview.org
. The program includes housing, 2 meals a day, the hospital partnership, and very basic travelers health insurance. The volunteer program also suggests we bring our own medical materials with us since a lot of these hospitals lack the funds appropriate for the care of these patients.
Michelle Legaspi – Research to Reduce Waste
Meet Michelle Legaspi, an alumni sister from Rho Chapter – University of Florida and current Yale University student. She is running a crowdfunding campaign for her research on using fungi to break down our plastic and rubber waste! There are only 13 days left to reach the fundraising goal! Want to contribute to this cool research?
Sponsor her @ http://tinyurl.com/fungi-degradation
My research project is currently undergoing a crowdfunding campaign to try to raise $8K in the next 13 days — however, if we don’t meet that goal, we won’t get any of the funding. I would sincerely appreciate any efforts to help me out. Thank you!