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LAMBDA TAU'S ACCOLADE OF SERVICE PROJECTS





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(Left to Right)......Working hard during the Adopt-A-Highway cleanup.........Striking a pose after participating in the annual Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowl-A-Thon.



From Fall 1988 until now, the chapter have participated in various volunteer events on campus and in the community, as a way to keep brothers actively involved. As a result of our good deeds, the chapter has won the award for Social Action at the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Southern Regional Conference in 1993, and have received many letters of thanks from various local organizations.
Over the past 5 years our membership in the chapter have dwindled a lot, keeping us from taking part in as many service events as we like to participate in, but we still do our best to be an active part of the community we live in, no matter what obstacles we face.




SERVICE PROJECT TRACK RECORD: 1989 - Present.







**Some of these events used to be done on yearly basis.



ADOPT-A-SCHOOL(MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS) -Members of Lambda Tau volunteered their time to visit a local elementary school in Miami and tutor the kids there.




CAMILLUS HOUSE REMODELING -The brothers of Lambda Tau participated in the repainting and fixing up of the Camillus House homeless shelter in Miami.




HURRICANE ANDREW DISASTER RELIEF FUND -The brothers of the chapter came together in full force to provide support for families, whose homes in the South were damaged by this natural disaster.




LEUKEMIA SOCIETY JELLO-THON -The brothers provided manpower in this charity event in dispensing gallons of jello into a large pool.




COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY PICNIC -The chapter sponsored this picnic for the homeless.




CITIES IN SCHOOLS(DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS) -Some of the brothers from Lambda Tau to spend time with an assigned child in a school who has special problems and to be a positive force for him/her.




DAILY FOOD BANK ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE -The brothers passed out food for the needy.




** DIABETES RESEARCH ROADBLOCK-- -The chapter collected money through a roadblock on a major street intersection.




** BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS ANNUAL BOWL FOR KIDS' SAKE-- -The chapter participated in a bowling competition in order to raise money that will go towards funds for BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS.




** MARCH OF DIMES WALK-A-THON-- -The brothers participated in this special event by registering people who entered the race, and helped people cross the finish line.




** CHRISTIAN HILL A.M.E. CHURCH CLEANUP -- -The brothers helped clean up a vacant lot near the church in order for it to be remodeled.




** ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY(FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION) -The chapter got involved to clean up one of Miami's roadways. It initially selected a particular roadway where the cleanup would be done.




** SUPER SUMMER FRESHMAN ORIENTATION(Florida International University) -Some of the brothers were appointed delegates in this event. They were responsible for holding workshops to familiarize the incoming students about the rigors of college life.




KIDS' VOTING PROJECT -The purpose of this program was to familiarize elementary school children with the electoral process and the importance of voting. Some of the brothers and Zetas participated in this event.




HEAD START TOY DRIVE -This was a special project that was established by the National Head Start Department in Washington,DC, and various chapters of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity,Inc. Lambda Tau was selected to participate in conjunction with our local alumni chapter, Rho Sigma. We did a toy drive and had a Christmas party for the children at one of the local Head Start centers in Miami.




UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND TELE-THON (CITY OF MIAMI CHAPTER) -The chapter donated a check to U.N.C.F at its local telecast.




GREATER MIAMI BLACK RESOURCE NETWORK HANDBOOK -The chapter allocated space to advertise for other black businesses in the municipalities in Dade County.




BLACK AMERICAN BOOK COLLECTION -The chapter started a collection of books by Black authors and donated them to the Florida International University Library system. These books were on display on a special exhibit.