ACACIA CLAUS 2020
Acacia Claus is Back!
Our annual fundraiser and toy drive are here again this year to support the stead family children's hospital in Iowa City. As students, we have all seen the great things this hospital does for children and their families and it makes us want to help too!
We will be raising funds to purchase Items off the hospital custom made wish lists on Amazon. The items are then shipped directly and safely to the kiddos to enjoy this holiday season. With the current COVID-19 restrictions we are not allowed to drop off toys directly this year. However, we are working with our local waterfront Hy-Vee to get toys sent over through them!
Safety is our main concern, so we have taken every precaution we possibly can. Since COVID-19 canceled the WAVE this year we want to work harder to show the kids we care! Fundraising online is making that possible. Thank you for your support!
Acacia values human service, as it is one of the pillars our fraternity is built on.
In the spring of 2021, we participated in two events. One was an event called Seven Days of Service, where we spent an entire week doing a different event each day, such as a park clean-up, school supply drive, and downtown clean-up. We also created an event called "Push-Ups to get the Word Out", an event where we did push-ups to raise money for the Elizabeth Smart Foundation. We raised nearly $1,000.
In the winter of 2020, our AcaciaClaus event was virtual. While we could not table for toys as we normally would, we still raised nearly $4000 for the Children's Hospital.
In the Summer of 2020, Acacia teamed up with several other fraternities and sororities on campus to raise money through "Miles for Mentoring". Together, we raised over $25,000 for the National Cares Mentoring Program.
In the fall of 2019, our chapter raised over $4500 worth of toys from individuals at locations on campus, around Iowa City, and in Coralville. These toys were then donated to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.
We also raised $300 for the American Cancer Society in the spring of 2019 with our "Cookies Against Cancer" campaign.
At Acacia, we also make sure we support other philanthropies across campus that are put on by other Iowa fraternities and sororities. Regardless of the event or the cause, our members always show up to support.
ACACIA CLAUS TOY DRIVE
Acacia raised over $4,500 worth of toys to be donated to the University of Iowa Children's Hosptial.