Greek Life Teams with Jitters for Friendly Competition
10 percent of sales went to winner’s charity
Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014 09:02
NDSU Fraternity and Sorority Life is teaming up with Jitters Coffee Bar in the Bison Block to give back to the community in a whole new way.
All three sororities and five fraternities have selected a charity that they wish to represent as part of the Jitters Impact Program.
Jitters customers were able to drop their receipt in a designated box on the coffee house counter, and 10 percent of their purchase went to the winning Greek house’s charity.
The program recently wrapped up their trial run of the philanthropy competition, and sorority Alpha Gamma Delta came out on top.
Together, the fraternities and sororities raised just over $1,642.
AGD’s charity of choice, the Great Plains Food Bank Backpack Program, will receive the 10 percent of all receipts gathered, $165. The nonprofit’s website states that in order to fill one child’s backpack with juice, milk, snacks and food for an entire year, the cost is $162.
“The fraternity and sorority community is thrilled about the difference this will make in the life of a young local student, but we are eager to do more,” said Panhellenic President Macy Royston.
Now that Greek Life and Jitters have completed the first round of the Jitters Impact Program, some changes are in the works.
“After getting very positive feedback and seeing high participation, we decided to make it a permanent part of our community philanthropic efforts,” Royston said.
From now on, Jitters customers will be able to choose which charity they want to receive 10 percent of their purchase. At the end of each round, 10 percent of every box will go to the designated charity, ensuring that each nonprofit will receive a donation.
The nonprofits that the fraternities and sororities have chosen include the Children Miracle’s Network, St. Jude’s Children Hospital, the Red River Zoo, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and more.
“It is a great way for local businesses, NDSU and the FM community to come together and make a difference all while enjoying a great cup of coffee,” Royston said.