Samford Gives Back is a tradition where students spend part of a Saturday serving at non-profits across Birmingham. This is a way to let students see the great opportunity to serve while letting them give back to a community that gives them a city to call home.
Samford Gives Back allowed Zeta Tau Alpha to split into two groups to serve at different locations this year. One group cleaned the Birmingham Zoo while the other organized at Grace Klein Community Center.
The women at the zoo scrubbed pollen off from picnic tables and trash cans so families could better enjoy their time together. Once the tables and trash cans were clean, they toured the zoo with trash bags in hand to pick up trash scattered near the exhibits.
The other group serving at Grace Klein drove around Birmingham communities to knock on doors and ask for donations of canned goods and other non-perishable items. The collected items were brought back to the community center and packed in boxes. Then, some girls helped clean up the community center while others wrote notes of encouragement on the cardboard boxes where the canned goods and nonperishable items were packed. These boxes will be given to different families who benefit from Grace Klein.
// by SK Farmer