Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity - Epsilon Upsilon Chapter - Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Philanthropy

Phi Kappa Tau's National Philanthropy is the Hole in the Wall Camp.  It was stared by a Phi Kappa Tau alumnus, Paul Newman.  Last year, Phi Kappa Tau donated $98,000 to Hole in the Wall camps.

Phi Kappa Tau and the Hole in the Wall Camps

Paul Newman, Ohio ’43, founded the Hole In The Wall Camps in 1988. He realized that luck can sometimes play a dirty hand to those least deserving…and there are many who can make a major difference to those facing great challenges. The Hole In The Wall Camps were developed to provide children, ages 7 to 17, who battle chronic and life threatening illnesses with the opportunity to have a normal summer camp experience. Thousands of children come to camp every year, free of charge, for a week. They forget about their illnesses and simply get a chance to be a kid. In the words of Brother Newman, "Camp is a place where kids can kick back and raise a little hell."

Phi Kappa Tau adopted the Hole In The Wall Camps as its national philanthropy in 1995 at the National Convention in Washington, D.C. Since that time, several hundred thousand dollars has been donated to the camps and hundreds of men have volunteered as cabin counselors, activity specialists, unit leaders, and other camp staff. As men of exemplary character, Phi Taus play a crucial role in providing much needed positive male role model support for these children.

Camp is not only a magical place for children with serious illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, asthma, sickle cell anemia, HIV/AIDS, hemophilia, epilepsy and kidney disease, but it is also a place where brothers have a profound service experience. Phi Tau is immensely proud of its partnership with the camps and has every reason to believe its participation will only grow stronger in the future.

 
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