Operation big book bag school supply drive


The Gamma Kappa Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is hosting its 2nd Annual Community Fair and School Supply Drive. All items collected will be handed out on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Grambling Recreation Center from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Sorority members will make available to selected facilities across the nation book bags, notebooks, writing and drawing paper, pencils and pens, dictionaries, thesauri, rulers, glue, construction paper, textbooks, encyclopedia, typewriters, computers and many other needed school items. Made available also through the efforts of both memberships is a nation-wide tutoring and mentoring program designed for the benefit of the children housed at said facilities.

The effective and overall implementation of OPERATION Big Book Bag serves as an invaluable resource to the children by: 

n Affording children with quick and easy access to reference materials and other studying aids and tools that will help them in their educational endeavors; 

n Providing the children with the means of completing their homework assignments in order that they may remain current and up -to -date on course projects and requirements

n Assisting the shelters, centers, schools and hospitals in their efforts to meet some of the educational needs of the children and young adults housed at the facilities. 

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority’s aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development and education of youth are the hallmark of the organization’s programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically, and economically.

For more information contact Andrea Dillon at (520)237-0542.