Puppies on the Porch bring together philanthropy and dogs

Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 6:00pm

Friday, fraternity Sigma Chi and sorority Pi Beta Phi hosted their fourth annual “Puppies on the Porch” event, bringing dogs from the Lenawee Humane Society to the fraternity house front yard and porch to raise money for charity. In total, the event raised about $5000, with 337 people attending.

Tickets were $5 before the event and $7 at the door. All money raised will go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Lead Read Achieve and the Lenawee Humane Society.

Students took to social media to express their excitement for the event, and members of Sigma Chi and Pi Beta Phi promoted the fundraiser in the weeks leading up to the puppies’ arrival.

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Jake Silver, philanthropy chair for Sigma Chi, wrote in an email interview that the two groups enjoy having this event as a way to have fun before finals while raising money for a good cause.

“Sigma Chi and Pi Beta Phi have done Puppies on the Porch together for the last four years,” he wrote. “We love having this event right before finals because playing with puppies is a great outlet for students to de-stress. Puppies on the Porch is our way of reaching out to the University community to bring something that everyone enjoys all while raising money and awareness for wonderful causes. The puppies are an added bonus!”