Phiota Raises $10,000 in 31 Days for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Posted by: Bernie Rebollar
PHI IOTA ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bernie "Influente" Rebollar
Director of Marketing
Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Iota Alpha Raises $10,564.87 in 31 Days for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
New York – November 2011
Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is proud to announce the results of the Phi Iota Alpha Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign. Throughout the month of October, our chapters, colonies and alumni around the nation worked together to raise awareness and funds through our UNICEF partnership to end the needless suffering of children and peers around the globe.
Last year, we officially announced UNICEF as our national philanthropy. Our first endeavor was to adopt Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF as our first project with a goal of raising $3,000. Not only did we surpass our original goal by $620.73, we also had several provinces and chapters as major online fundraisers. At year ends, total contributions reached $8,639.95 to UNICEF with our donation of $1,000.00 to the Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Relief, and the adoption of the Tap Project during the spring semester in which we raised a total of $4,019.22.
This year, our results could not have exceeded our already higher than last year's expectations, as we were able to more than double our goal of $4,000. As an organization, we were able to raise $10,564.87 (264% of our goal). In alignment with our organizational goals, we are on track to adopting a UNICEF sponsored fundraiser in Latin America by 2012.
Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. executive director Francisco "Pancho” Lugo stated, "Personally, I am very pleased with these results and very proud of our brothers. It just goes to show all of us what we are capable of doing as an organization. I personally want to thank each and every one of you for making this possible. Now we just need to keep this momentum going and keep the members engaged.”
We thank you for your continued support and we look forward to building a brighter world one small step at a time. For more details about UNICEF, please visit www.unicefusa.org.
If you would like to learn how you can help, please send us an email via our contact form or contact your local Phi Iota Alpha fraternity representative for more information on ways you can help our fundraising efforts.
UNICEF has saved more children's lives than any other humanitarian organization in the world. Working in more than 150 countries, UNICEF provides children with health care, clean water, nutrition, education, emergency relief, and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States.
UNICEF is at the forefront of efforts to reduce child mortality worldwide. There has been substantial progress: the annual number of under-five deaths dropped from 13 million in 1990 to 8.8 million in 2008. But still, 22,000 children die each day from preventable causes. Our mission is to do whatever it takes to make that number zero by giving children the essentials for a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org.
Since 1931, Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity Inc. has set precedents for Latino Greek leadership in the global community. For over 78 years, Phi Iota Alpha has cultivated and inspired Latino men nationwide to become leaders of their communities across Latin America and the United States. Open to all men, this distinguished brotherhood includes many professionals and former presidents of Latin American countries. Today Phi Iota Alpha, the Oldest Latino Fraternity in existence, continues to lead as the preeminent Latino fraternal organization with chapters throughout the United States.
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