Fraternity donation drive

Derik Wuchte

Summer is up and the party is over, and the first thought on the mind of this fraternity is not despair. Instead, they are putting others before them and giving back to the people who need a little lift-me-up right as school starts anew.

The “What”

The Zeta Delta Delta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated will be hosting a voter registration and school supply drive in the Russell Union on Wednesday, August 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A cookout from the fraternity will also be going on to supplement their event.

How to get free food:

Donating for the school supply drive will allow a person to receive a plate of food ranging from a hamburger to a hot dog or to barbeque chicken. Whether large or small, every donation will help. It will be given to kids who need materials for school and it will be coming straight from the fraternity.

Why they’re doing it:

The fraternity wants to outreach to the people. “We want to have an event about the community.” DeJone Butler president of Zeta Delta Delta said. “We want to give back to kids in need.”

The fraternity is aware of the perspective fraternities and sororities are usually viewed with. “Fraternities today are about partying.” Butler said. “We want to get rid of the negative stereotypes surrounding fraternities and sororities. We want this to be what we stand for.”

What they’re going to do in the future:

This is just the first event Zeta Delta has scheduled on their calendar. They have other ideas lined up like scholarship giveaways and blood drives. The fraternity also has a voter registration drive scheduled where they are teaming up with the National Association for Colored People. When asked about the role of the fraternity taking on community-helping ambitions, Butler said, “We are taking the lead on it. We’re not trying to just throw one good event. We have a good game plan and we’re really trying to help.”

Time and place:

The event will be held in the Russell Union on Wednesday, August 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.