Localn fraternities join forces to raise money for autism

The women of Iota Mu Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta Women’s Fraternity at Lycoming College and the men of Theta Phi Chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity, International at Pennsylvania College of Technology volunteered with the members of Connecting the Pieces at their Autism Community Day. The event was held at Indian Park in Montoursville in early September and included games and activities for the children and a Chinese auction. It was the first time Sigma Pi volunteered with the group, but the third year for Alpha Xi Delta. The money raised will be donated to local schools for their Autism classrooms and for training or other needs.

Alpha Xi Delta partnered with autism Speaks in 2009 to help raise funds and awareness for those affected by autism spectrum disorders. Since then, the Iota Mu chapter has participated in events in the Williamsport area with Connecting the Pieces and Connor’s Connection. Their future plans include Trick or Treat for Autism Speaks on Halloween in the surrounding communities.

Sigma Pi is dedicated to helping the community whenever needed and jumped at the opportunity to help with Community Day. Being the only fraternity with an international philanthropy and the first fraternity with a program dedicated to improving their campus, Sigma Pi is truly dedicated in community service in a quest for cultural excellence.

Connecting the Pieces has a burger burn planned for Dec. 14 at Tebb’s Christmas Tree Farm, 1620 Four Mile Drive. Other events in the works include a Scoops Night at Bruster’s, a Hiawatha cruise, Atlantic City bus trip and several more burger burns. For future updates, “like” them on Facebook.