Kappa Sigma Brothers Drew Capone, Matthew Linden, and Joseph Pinckney decided to take an alternative vacation during their spring break in March, choosing to serve the community of the Guatemala City Garbage Dump rather than a week on the beach. Brother Capone served as the leader of a group from Hoboken Grace Community Church which organized the trip. During the week the Brothers had the chance to learn about poverty in the community, develop relationships with Potter’s House Association which has been serving in the community for 27 years, while also building a cinder block home for a family. The Brothers were deeply impacted by the poverty in the community, where 11,000 people make $2-$5 a day scavenging for recyclables and bits of refuse they can sell at the nearby garbage dump.
One Day Without is a fundraising event which we’ll be hosting on April 16, in which participants are asked to relinquish one act, item, or luxury for an entire day. An event is then held later on in the day to celebrate and thank everyone’s participation in the event. All proceeds of the fundraiser will go to the Fisher House Foundation benefiting military veterans and their families. Signups will be outside the dining hall from April 8 to the 16th. Special thanks to Hoboken Grace for their support.
Several Kappa Sigma brothers and pledges volunteered with Hoboken Grace Community Church and In Jesus Name Charities to organize over 3000 food items and organized 4 storage spaces of clothes, furniture, toys, and household items today. All the volunteers had a great experience and were happy to give back to the community!
On October 20th, 2012, several brothers completed “Tough Mudder”, a 12 mile long obstacle course designed by the British Special Forces. The event also raises money for the Wounded Warrior Project, and together our brothers raised close to $1000. A great time was had by all, and only a few minor cuts and bruises resulted
The Hoboken Arts and Music festival comes around twice a year, and the organizers from the city of Hoboken know to call on the brothers of Kappa Sigma to lend a helping hand. The Arts and Music Festival draws in crowds of people twice a year. Drawing on experience from volunteering for this event in the past, Rho Omega was prepared for the tasks they were given. From directing parking and assisting with the assembly of festival booths, to helping to set up equipment for musical performers, brothers of Rho Omega could be seen all through the festival helping out in every way they could, while still enjoying the variety of art and music that the event has to offer. Running from setup at the crack of dawn until breakdown at sunset, Kappa Sigma was there to help in any way possible.