Alpha Chi Omega to help ‘cut’ domestic violence

Greeks at William Woods University are testing out their
barber skills, and they invite the campus community and the public to watch.

Alpha Chi Omega is holding its fourth annual “Hair Cuts for
CARDV” fundraising event at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at Junior Lake.

For a
monetary or item donation to The Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV),
anyone can sponsor a person or volunteer to get a haircut, courtesy of the
sorority members.

 
CARDV is a nonprofit organization that provides services and
support to individuals affected by sexual and domestic violence. It also
provides education and leadership within the Callaway County community to help
change the societal conditions that cultivate domestic violence.
 
Alpha Chi Omega is now accepting donations from CARDV’s ‘wish
list’ of needed items, which includes things like shampoo, toothpaste, soap, toys
or art supplies for child therapy, clothing and winter coats.
 
In conjunction with their Founder’s Day, Alpha Chi Omega will
also be selling plates of food and cake to raise additional money for CARDV.
 
“Supporting groups such as CARDV teaches members
of Alpha Chi Omega the importance of ‘paying it forward’ and giving back to
your community,” explains Liza Payne, chapter president, “Unlike a medical
disease, this is a cause that we have the power to stop.”
 
Throughout the year, Alpha Chi Omega members raise money to
help those affected by domestic violence. They do this through various events, such
as Lyre Fest, which includes the selling of t-shirts, as well as an entry fee.
Members also conduct a clothing drive and collect women’s toiletries for CARDV.
 
They also try to raise awareness of the domestic violence
problem by sponsoring a remembrance luminary ceremony, the Clothesline project,
Make Your Mark, sponsoring educational programs on campus, and hosting guest
speakers from CARDV.
 
In years past, Alpha Chi Omega has teamed with Phi Gamma
Delta fraternity for “Haircuts for CARDV.” This year, both fraternities from
William Woods and the fraternities at Westminster College have been invited to
help the cause.
 
 For more information, contact Ashley McCaffrey, Alpha
Chi Omega vice president of philanthropy, at ammccaffrey@owls.williamwoods.edu.

CUTLINE:
A William Woods University staff member gets a hair cut during a previous “Haircuts for CARDV” fundraiser.