We make it a point to give back
The ladies of Phi Sigma Sigma believe a woman who serves is a woman who leads. The ladies of Phi Sigma Sigma also devote themselves to our national philanthropy, the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to generate funds for the educational and philanthropic activities for School and College Readiness also called “Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow.” Our work changes, empowers, and support students by helping children be fully prepared to learn and lead, becoming the leaders and scholars of tomorrow. We have recently added a Philanthropy week dedicated to the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation called The Phight for Education. This is a competition between contestants to be Phi Sig’s Mr. King Blue & Gold, our philanthropy sweetheart. During the week, a lot of events go on and we raise money as well as collect donations for underprivileged children. The best part about the Phight for Education is being able to give the school supply donations we collected we get to spend time with the children and physically interact with them. We were able to give back 200+ book bags filled with supplies like a notebook and pencils inside to children in Miami and Peru in order for these children to have the tools free public school isn’t able to provide them.
Janelle’s Wishing Well Foundation
Our local philanthropy, Janelle’s Wishing Well, was created in the memory of our fallen sister, Janelle Bertot. Her legacy, of wanting to make a difference and giving back to the community, remains through an organization that is dedicated to raising awareness and educating the public on the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. Janelle’s Wishing Well remains active in the community by hosting workshops to promote awareness at local schools, and implementing a scholarship program to those students determined to make a difference. On an even larger scale, the foundation is actively working to enact laws geared towards making carbon monoxide detection more evident in cars and houses in the hopes of preventing future tragedies.