We at AEPi believe in the Jewish tradition of Tikkun Olam, or “Repairing the world”. This involves the idea of Tzedakah which is raising money for noble causes that work to make the world a better place. We host a yearly event every spring to raise awareness and fundraise for tzedakah. The proceeds are donated to the Repair the World Fund maintained by our national organization. You can find more information about our national philanthropy here. We also donate our time and energy to local causes in the form of community service.
Our specific beneficiary which we work for is B’nai B’rith International’s Disaster Relief Fund. You can research more about that fabulous organization here. But to summarize, B’nai B’rith is the oldest jewish charity in the world, founded in 1843. It donates millions a year to many causes towards the goal of “improving the quality of life for people around the globe”. The specific part of the organization we are donating to is the Disaster Relief Fund, which does disaster relief in a very unique way. It rebuilds infrastructure and supports victims in places of both natural and man-made disasters all over the globe.
Sounds pretty standard right? Wrong.
The thing about B’nai B’rith is they are in it for the long haul, until the job gets done. They are the organization that stays until life is either the way it was or some semblance of normal for the victims of disasters. They were the last group still working in Haiti, over two years after the Earthquake that decimated their lives. They were the last group there which is pretty extraordinary given the lack of patience and attention in today’s society.
So if you would like to donate to support such a cause, click below.
The Tau Pi Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi believes that in order to be wholesome men, we need to do our part and give back to the communities that we call home. One of the four corners of our pledge pin represents mutual helpfulness, and just as Williamsburg has helped us by providing us all a place we call home, we can help Williamsburg in return. We take civic engagement very seriously. So far, AEPi Tau Pi has participated in numerous Campus Kitchens shifts helping provide food for the food insecure. This semester, we are planning to engage in trash pickups across the city to make a more beautiful environment to live in.