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Starting School in Style

September 22, 2023 / Independent Youth News

The Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated Nu Beta Sigma Alumnae Chapter helped our youth in foster care begin school on the right foot thanks to their Back to School Giveaway. One hundred forty children, youth and their families took part, joining Sigma members and SCO staff for games, activities, giveaways and other surprises at our Ottilie Residential Treatment Facility in Briarwood, Queens.

Each student was given a brand new backpack filled with notebooks, pens, pencils and other school essentials. The sorority held a school supply drive in August, reaching out to community members and friends, to collect the donations.

Other organizations participated in the Back to School event as well. The Queens Public Library handed out books to each attendee and provided on-site library card registration. Board Games for the Better donated games to every participant as well.

Sigma Gamma Rho’s Back to School Giveaway has become an annual event and something our kids really look forward to.

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