MOST OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE/INVOLVEMENT NOMINEE: OLE VASA


EVENT: PIE FACE

Provide a detailed description of the event and the population it served. Details MUST include: date of event, number of participants, program purpose (goals, objectives, etc.) and use of resources (finances, community support, etc.).

This year Ole VASA decided to participate in Oxford’s Relay for Life. Relay for life is an event that raises money for the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society provides research funding for cancer, rides to chemo, and lodging for families of cancer patients. In order to raise money for Ole VASA’s relay for life team, we decided to host a pie a member event on campus. We held this event on March 19th and 20th and sold each “pie” for $3. The pie consists of whip cream on a plate, which allowed us to minimize spending while maximizing proceeds to the American Cancer Society. We hosted the event for two days and four hours each day. We got our general members to volunteer to get pie’d and asked them to post our graphics on social media and send to their close friends, so that people would know when to come pie them. We raised a total of $534 within two days with the help of our eboard and general members.

What efforts were used to motivate and involve the organization’s members?

Our members volunteered to get pie’d multiple times to help cancer patients. They also got member points for volunteering, which helps them win the free dinner with eboard at the end of the year. I think this event was successful because we got our general members to help us by volunteering and promoting to everyone on campus including our members, other students, and even professors. Towards the end, we made it a competition of who could get the most people to come pie them, which gave people an incentive to text their friends and promote more on social media.