Theta Phi Alpha doing its part

Jordyn Bottrell, Staff Writer

Theta Phi Alpha, the national sorority on Wayne State’s campus, raised over $200 to donate to the American Foundation for suicide prevention to create awarness for suicide prevention week.

The management at Runza in Wayne and Runza National helped Theta Phi Alpha raise the money they donated to AFSP by donating 15 percent of their profits to the organization during the evening rush on Sept. 8.

Runza helped the girls out more than they could have asked for by providing them with advertising and advice to help make the philanthropy as successful as possible. Runza and Theta Phi Alpha are hoping to make this event an annual one.

Theta Phi Alpha participates in over ten philanthropies each year in order to give back to their community. They donate supplies to Haven House, the women and children’s’ shelter in Wayne, as well as giving time and money to other organizations such as the National Eating Disorder Association and Tender Heart Animal Shelter.

The girls try to choose philanthropies by evaluating which organizations most members are most passionate about. Suicide awareness and prevention has a place in many of the girls’ hearts, and they felt honored to be able to give a little back to an organization which is reaching out to help suicidal people every day.