Texas Pikes Philanthropy Support
Volunteerism, philanthropy and community service are important values to Pi Kappa Alpha. Each pledge class has volunteer hour goals, and the entire chapter endeavors to raise money throughout the year for meaningful charities and causes.
Volunteer Man Hours: 2,000
The pandemic in 2021 made philanthropy events more challenging but Pikes did support the Central Texas Food Bank with a canned food drive and we were pleased to partner with Texas Interfraternity Council in hosting two blood drive collections for central Texas blood bank We Are Blood. The Pike House was also an official UT Healthy Horns COVID-19 Proactive Community Testing site for neighboring students and faculty throughout most of spring 2021.
In 2020 we held a canned food drive benefitting the UT’s Outpost student food pantry; supported the Texas Exes’ neighborhood empowerment service day “The Project,” restoring a Baptist Church in a blighted Austin neighborhood; and, we delivered lunch as a gesture of thanks to the UT Austin Police Department during the spring Covid-19 incident.
In recent years our community service has also supported these organizations: A E Phi/ZBT’s childhood cancer research basketball tourney; Austin Firefighters Foundation; Autism Speaks; The B+Positive Foundation; Boy Scouts of America Charity Skeet Shoot staffing roles; Dell Children’s Cancer Center – Texas Thon Pancake Suppers and Dance Contest; Movember men’s cancer research initiative; SafePlace; Sharing America’s Marrow leukemia/bone marrow match; Sigma Chi Fight Night; assisting in set up and break down of the state’s largest charity garage sale for The Settlement Home of Austin; an evening profit dedicated to Pike’s Trudeau Cycle for Life Cancer Research by Chipotle; and, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority’s Pink Ribbon Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness.