Sigma Kappa, Delta Zeta team up to feed hungry

Arms of Hope: Reaching out to those in need

By John Bocko
On October 7, 2011

  • Girls from Delta Zeta and Sigma Kappa take part in a cereal drive to raise money. Arms of Hope provides help for disadvantaged children and single mothers. Pam Belcher

Sigma Kappa and Delta Zeta partnered up with the Arms of Hope foundation to collect cereal and raise money for the hungry.

"This is ASU's first year involved with the Arms of Hope foundation and so far it has gone really well," Sigma Kappa member freshman Andrea Loyd said.

Sigma Kappa member freshman Amanda Duffy, president of Junior Panhellenic Council, said she hopes to continue to reach out to those in need with other issues.

"This organization is something that I am very passionate about, and I will do all that I can to help improve its programs and resident life," said Duffy, who brought the idea to the table.

The Arms of Hope foundation is a non-profit organization to help children and single mothers by helping them avoid homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect, according to

"My goal is not only that, but also to just get word out of what Arms of Hope is and its service to people," Duffy said.

Loyd said the two sororities have collected many donations.

"The drive was fun, for a great cause, a good way to put the sororities involved out in the public, and a good way to meet people," Loyd said.

Those volunteering in the drive are the new members of both the Sigma Kappa and the Delta Zeta sororities as well as a few of the

already active members.

"A few years ago they decided to start Junior Panhellenic Council run by new members to give them a chance to…start helping out and…get their voices and ideas heard," Duffy said.

Duffy said she thinks it is exciting for Sigma Kappa and Delta Zeta to work together and form a stronger bond.

"Now don't get me wrong, not everyone gets along 100%," Duffy said, "but at the end of the day we all have one thing in common, and that is the understanding of


The drive started Monday at 10 a.m. and will end Friday at 2 p.m., Duffy said.

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