Photos: Color Me Alpha Xi

During their philanthropy event on Friday, members of the Alpha Xi Delta, Phi Chapter, spray colorful chalk at each other for a video, to be posted on social media. All proceeds of the fundraiser go to the Foster Club, which supports children and teenagers who are homeless or in foster care (Photo by Bella Bakeman).

On Friday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Albion College sorority, Alpha Xi Delta, Phi chapter, held their annual philanthropy event: Color Me, Alpha Xi. Beginning at the Kresge Gym steps, participants ran or walked a 5k that ran throughout campus, ending again at the steps. During the 5k, members of Alpha Xi sprayed chalk powder on the participants as they began their run and at various points along their path.

President of Alpha Xi Delta, Jenna Kekich, a senior from Woodhaven Michigan, said that Color Me Alpha Xi is their “big philanthropy event.”

“Our philanthropy is the Kindly Hearts initiative and we support children and teens who are in the foster care system or who are experiencing homelessness,” Kekich said. “All of our donations go to a local organization located in Battle Creek.”

Kekich said the location just opened and that the sorority is “super excited” for their new philanthropy. 

According to Alpha Xi’s Philanthropy Vice President, Jana Rajab, a junior from Vienna, Austria’s post on Albion Today, “all proceeds will go to the Foster Club, in support of children and teenagers experiencing foster care and homelessness.”


Grace Martin, New Baltimore sophomore, smiles during a chalk powder fight. During the relay, Alpha Xi Delta members sprayed runners and hyped up the crowd (Photo by Bella Bakeman).
Alpha Xi Delta members spray colorful chalk on the first runners of the race (Photo by Bella Bakeman).
From left to right, Kalamazoo junior, David Chafty, Ontario Canada junior Eric Lucas and Farmington Hills junior, KingDavid Adedapo pose for the camera. Minutes prior, the three Sigma Nu members were first to complete the relay race (Photo illustration by Bella Bakeman).
A member of Alpha Xi Delta plays with a puppy during the relay (Photo by Bella Bakeman).
Kristen Stark, Holly sophomore, smiles holding purple chalk dust (Photo by Bella Bakeman).
Stark takes a selfie amidst the chalk chaos (Photo by Bella Bakeman).
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