This weekend, February 26th-27th, the Alpha-Lambda Chapter of Kappa Sigma at the University of Vermont will be holding its annual Sleep Out for Soldiers event. The event starts at the beginning of the year when the brothers of Kappa Sigma start to collect donations. The Sleep Out event culminates with the brothers of the chapter, along with other Kappa Sigma chapters from the area, coming together to sleep outside for 27 hours while raising money for the Kappa Sigma Military Heroes Campaign. This is the 8th year the chapter has held the event and it is looking to be the biggest year yet. Brother Darian Newman says his favorite part of the event is “getting the chance to meet brothers from other schools and coming together for a great cause.” The chapter was able to raise $12,000 last year and is hoping to raise even more in 2016.
Kappa Sigma is committed to making a difference in the lives of others. It is this commitment that has provided the inspiration and vision for A Greater Cause – the Fraternity’s bold initiative to promote volunteerism, citizenship and service to the community. During the 2013-2015 biennium, Kappa Sigma members raised more than $5.8 million for charity and volunteered over 1.1 million hours of community service as part of the initiative.
The Kappa Sigma Military Heroes Campaign honors and aids thousands of military veterans and their families in communities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Since its inception in 2007, the campaign has donated over $1,000,000 to non-profit organizations who advocate on behalf of servicemen and women and those wounded in combat.
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