Sorority Fashion Show Raises Money to Aid Women in Barbados
by Staff ◊ Mar 04, 2011
On Saturday, February 26, the ladies of the Iota Phi chapter of Alpha Chi Omega held their fifth Annual Fashion Show at Quinnipiac University. “The Fashion Show is an important event for us - it’s a really fun and exciting way to get the school involved in raising awareness for the fight against domestic violence,” said Oznur Parlakkilic, Vice President of Service for Alpha Chi Omega at Quinnipiac University. About 400 people were present at the Fashion Show. The proceeds will benefit a shelter/medical facility in Barbados. The shelter set up a 24/7 anonymous hotline that women, who are suffering from domestic violence, can call and ask for help. “We are so thankful,” continued Oznur, “that so many local businesses in Hamden and New Haven, as well as businesses in Farmington and Branford, were so willing to support us!” Over $3,000 dollars were raised through this event.
The Iota Phi Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega is a sorority at Quinnipiac University consisting of 80 women that is extremely involved on campus and raises money to support their philanthropy of the fight against domestic violence. More Information on the sorority can be found at www.alphachiqu.org.
Photo by Benjamin Asbell