By Meghan Fitzgerald, Staff Writer
Numerous fraternities and sororities, including Phi Delta Theta, Alpha Kappa Psi, Alpha Kappa Alpha, and Theta Tau, volunteered at the Hempstead Boys and Girls Club at Franklin Elementary School in Hempstead.
"There were about 65 local kids, ranging from roughly 6 to 10 years of age, who were involved in the event and approximately 50 Hofstra students," said Justin Schain, the President of Interfraternal Council.
The group attended a Halloween party at the Boys and Girls Club in which students were asked to bring goodie bags and crafts for the children.
"It was a very rewarding experience to see the smiles and excitement on all of the children's faces," said senior Servio Urgiles.
Many students saw the event as an opportunity to highlight their chapters.
"Greek Life is working hard to change the stereotypical perception that students and faculty have. We want to show that Greek Life works together to give back to the community at large, and this successful event illustrates our strong presence and our dedication to community service," said senior Natasha Puri, President of Alpha Kappa Psi.