OPERATION BIG BOOK BAG
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority International Project provide selected schools and other facilities across the nation with bookbags, notebooks, writing and drawing paper, pencils and pens, rulers, glue, construction paper, textbooks, and many other needed school items. Zeta Phi Sigma Alumnae Chapter partners with other organizations to maximize the opportunity to provide support for local communities.
SGRho TACOMA YOUNG ACHIEVER'S SCHOLARSHIP
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. Zeta Phi Sigma Tacoma Alumnae Chapter works tirelessly to annually grant a nonrenewable scholarship to a high school BIPOC female graduating senior. This young lady must be accepted to attend an institution of higher learning and the scholarship is awarded each March.
Our annual youth symposium is sponsored in conjunction with and in commemoration of Sigma Week, the Sigma Youth Symposium was designed to highlight some of the prevalent concerns that negatively impact our youth: drugs, teen violence, abuse, low self-esteem, suicide, teen pregnancy, etc. Held on the second Saturday of March by each Alumnae Chapter, simultaneous Sigma Youth Symposiums address issues that affect teens today. Zeta Phi Sigma focuses on STEAM, financial literacy, and fun activities.
PROJECT WEE SAVERS
This project is designed to develop an awareness of various banking facilities and their available services. The goal of Wee Savers is to allow participants to become knowledgeable of the real life skills of saving and buying stocks and bonds, ranging from ages 6 to 18 years. Participants experience the real life skills of basic investing, setting specific goals attainable through monitoring and mentoring of money and activities.
HATTIE MCDANIEL CANCER AWARENESS
Cognizant that African Americans bear a disproportionate burden of cancer — the highest mortality rate of any ethnic group — Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is committed to providing education on and active support of early detection as well as research for the prevention and cure of breast, prostate, ovarian, colon and other types of cancers. We highlight this project in various ways in October as we honor our Soror and actress, the late Hattie McDaniel, who died from breast cancer. You can donate to this cause on our donate tab, and through our shop!
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority's partnership with USA Swimming is a groundbreaking initiative that seeks to strengthen USA Swimming’s commitment to Diversity and Inclusion by partnering to increase swim participation and decrease drowning rates in the community. In keeping with Sigma Gamma Rho’s motto of Greater Service, Greater Progress, and USA Swimming’s core objectives: Build the Base – Promote the Sport – Achieve Competitive Success, these organizations come together to affect change and influence the community. Participants will learn about water safety.
JBLM DIAPER BANK
Partnerships are power. Zeta Phi Sigma reached out to community agencies who believe in innovative ways to support struggling families and maintain their dignity while receiving services. The Tacoma Alumnae chapter collaborates with the Golden 22 Foundation who has partnered with the Pierce County Early Childhood Network to collect, store, and distribute free diapers and wipes to Joint Base Lewis McChord service members monthly.
Sorors, Philos, and Rhoers committed in adopting three Tacoma schools with annual toy stocking stuffers. The goal is to help parents every holiday season. Generous donors make this a reality.