By: Taylor Bryant
When March comes to UNC’s campus, all of us Tar Heels start thinking about the NCAA tournament and March Madness—but when March comes to the Phi Beta Chi house, we know it’s time for our annual fundraiser for our national philanthropy, the Bethesda Lutheran Communities. Phi Beta Chi Kappa Chapter works hard to whip out some pancakes and sausage at our Breakfast for Bethesda so we can help “enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through services that share the good news of Jesus Christ,” to put it in the words of Bethesda Lutheran Communities.
This fundraiser is more than a fundraiser, though. My mom always told me that the best way to get to know people is to work with them—when you each have a job to do, you get to know a lot more about someone than their year and their major. This person becomes your team member, your ally when the stack of dirty dishes gets too high, when the griddle is full of cooked pancakes but the plate is missing, when the basket runs out of forks but you’ve got a pitcher in your hand pouring someone a drink. When this person steps in to help, you’ve found yourself a good friend.
At Breakfast for Bethesda, this person is your sister. Breakfast for Bethesda unites the one hundred fifty members of our sorority and allows us to interact in ways that we cannot during our chapter meetings or our social events. At Breakfast for Bethesda, we are serving someone besides ourselves, whether it be the Bethesda Lutheran Communities, the visitors to our house that have come to eat pancakes, or the sweet sisters working alongside us.
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