Sigma Chapter's Charity of Choice 2014-2015

Brave Hearts for Strong Minds

Brave Hearts for Strong Minds

        Thank you for helping us surpass our goal of $10,000!


        Sigma Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma is proud to announce our 2014-2015 academic year Charity of Choice, Brave Hearts for Strong Minds. Brave Hearts for Strong Minds raises money for children who have lost an income earning parent and donate to their education funds. Inspired by the late Tom Reilly, we provide families with the support they need to bear the financial aspect of education.

        Children who have lost a parent face immense and lasting emotional and social hurdles. One of the key struggles for families that have lost a loved one is the ability to provide for the children’s education. Reflecting on Tom’s compassion and friendship, our organization came up with a way to provide opportunities for children in need.

        Each year, the Saturday before Father’s Day - June 20, 2015, we hold a charity walk that gathers 300+ community members and local businesses for a day of food, fun, walking, and music. Participants are invited to raise funds on their own personalized donation page in which the proceeds are 100% donated to education funds of children who have lost a parent. Our model is a pay-it-forward network, asking that those families who receive these opportunities help to create opportunities for future recipient families. They do so by working with us to help organize and run future events which benefit other families who have experienced similar loss in their life.

        Last academic year, Sigma Chapter pledged to raise $10,000 for the charity For Pete’s Sake, dedicated to enabling cancer patients and their loved ones the opportunity to strengthen, deepen and unify their relationships by creating unforgettable and lasting respite vacations. The chapter reached this goal and donated a total of $10,000 to For Pete’s Sake. This year’s charity goal for Brave Hearts for Strong Minds is $10,000.

        Learn more about Brave Hearts for Strong Minds at their website Brave Hearts for Strong Minds

View Sigma chapter's charities of choice from past years below:
2016-2017 ARTZ Philadelphia
2015-2016 Brave Hearts for Strong Minds
2014-2015 Brave Hearts for Strong Minds
2013-2014 For Pete's Sake
2012-2013 ESF Dream Camp
2011-2012 Gift of Life Family House
2010-2011 Aid for Friends
2009-2010 Arnesha Mack-Walker Foundation

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