Sororities raise money for orphans

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When Ellesse Sorbonne returned from a volunteer experience in Mali last summer, she brought with her a knowledge of the poor conditions facing orphanages in Mali. Greek sorority chapters heard about her experience and decided to raise money to donate to the Mali Orphanage Project. Sorority members are raising money for the organization.

Members will be collecting change over the next two weeks as well as cloth diapers, bottles, blankets and other items for orphanages in Africa to use.

“We’ve been planning this project since February,” said Panhellenic Council President Lauren Christensen.

Sorority chapters will set up four tables near the Union and Marriott Library on Friday and Monday to collect donations. Greeks are also planning a dunking booth for Tuesday. Sorority and fraternity members will raise money by being dunked into water outside the Union Plaza during the day, said Libby Macey, president of the sorority Chi Omega.

The sororities will finish collecting supplies and money April 7, when a guest speaker from Mali will address the girls.Students wishing to donate can contact Ellesse Sorbonne at 801-694-2009 or Libby Macey at 801-598-6229.

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