by Trisha Riego de Dios (Class 2020)
Every year, during the month of love, the Phi Lambda Delta Sorority aptly holds its service month with a lineup of several long-standing service projects.
Last February 5, the members of the sorority gathered in the Calderon Hall Lobby for the launch of the Caritas Month exhibit, the annual kickoff event. Gianne Pagulayan (Class 2020), this year’s service head, opened with remarks to officially start Caritas Month 2018.
The exhibit showcases the service projects of the Phi Lambda Delta, like Milk Matters. The sorority’s flagship project, Milk Matters is geared towards providing a sustainable supply of breastmilk to the PGH NICU and establishing community-based milk banks nationwide.
Also featured are the sorority’s bloodletting project, Lifeline; its HIV awareness campaign EmpoweRED; its Leprosy Storybook; its annual Children’s Fair; and its Gynecological Mission, which represented the college in the 2016 APMC-SN Medical Students Summit Service Project of the Year Award.
In line with its advocacy for maternal and child care, this year’s Caritas Month theme is “Advancing Communities Through Maternal and Child Care.” The centerpiece of the exhibit – an image of a mother with her child – perfectly encapsulates this.
The upcoming events of Caritas Month 2018 are:
- February 13 – Lifeline, Philippine General Hospital
- February 16 – Milk Drive
- February 20 – EmpoweRED
- February 23 – Lifeline, University of the Philippines- Diliman
- February 26 – Children’s Fair
- March 03 – Milk Drop-Off
- March – Gynecological Mission