In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Phi Beta Lambda, a business fraternity, put together a coin drive to raise money.
Phi Beta Lambda’s purpose is to help better and prepare students for life after college whether it’s working, creating a business, or networking.
Kenneth Tanner, president of Phi Beta Lambda, is a senior marketing and CIS major from Rancho Cucamonga, California. He has been a member of Phi Beta Lambda since his sophomore year.
With so many things happening on campus in the month of October, Tanner thought, “Since it is October lets help with breast cancer awareness, how can we help?”
Phi Beta Lambda member Monique Hill, a marketing and CIS major from Phoenix, Arizona, came up with the idea for the coin drive.
Hill wanted Phi Beta Lambda to compete with other organizations to see who could raise the most money. Tanner thought it was a great idea so he said let’s do it.
Everyone participating is working on raising money and they are all going to come together to donate.
Hill is also thinking of different other ways to help support the cause, she thought the coin drive would be an easy and fun way to collect money to donate. She said her high school used to do coin drives where each classroom would be a team and there was not one day students did not have extra change to donate.
“It was a great and affective idea and I thought it would be a great idea to try it here at College,” said Hill.
Before the coin drive was a go she came up with basic ideas like doing dorm walks, car washes, etcetera, but all her ideas eventually tied into the coin drive.
Though the competition is a fun and supportive idea not everyone is participating like she had hoped they would.
“Communication is extremely hard because everyone and their organization have been busy this month,” said Hill.
With that being said, plans are in place for Phi Beta Lambda to extend the coin drive in an attempt to raise more money and send the donation to the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.
Phi Beta Lambda plans on taking a different approach if they go through with extending the coin drive. They plan on getting the teams in advance instead of last minute.
As far as communication, plans are in place to talk to the E-board of the organizations because it is more effective than emailing or calling. There are about nine organizations competing, and any last chance organizations who want to join, may do so.
Even though this is a competition between organizations anyone can donate just contact any Phi Beta Lambda member or contact the organization on their Instagram page @at_pblgsu.