Sigma Phi Omega presents S.A.F.E. week to prevent abuse in family environments

Sigma Phi Omega, a sorority of the Multicultural Greek Council is hosting S.A.F.E Week this week. S.A.F.E., which stands for stop abuse in family environments, is usually held in the fall semester. The organization decided to hold a S.A.F.E. week in the spring to promote their national organization’s philanthropy year-round.

“We want to raise awareness all year not just the fall,” Nicole Song, member of Sigma Phi Omega, said.

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Last semester's S.A.F.E. Week. Photo credit: Nicole Song

The week will include four events: a toiletry drive, bake sale and an arts and crafts night. The toiletry drive was held earlier this afternoon but will also be held tomorrow at the west side of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items accepted are toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, and deodorant, to name a few. Sigma Phi Omega will also be accepting monetary donations.

The bake sale will be Wednesday at the same location from noon to 2 p.m. Pastries from Nothing Bundt Cakes, Trailercakes, and Creme de la Cookie will be available for purchase.

The arts and craft event will also take place Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the promenades in Hughes-Trigg. This event is a painting workshop; messages of encouragement will be drawn and donated to the families of the Genesis Women’s Shelter. All proceeds from this week will also be donated to the Genesis Women’s Shelter.

“I hope to raise $300,” Song said.

The Genesis Women’s Shelter is dedicated to helping families that have suffered from domestic violence in addition to preventing violence by raising awareness.

All the S.A.F.E. Week events are open to the public. For more information on how you can get involved, contact Nicole Song at nsong@smu.edu.

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