Sorority Foundation Launches Campaign to Donate Shoes to Kids

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and Sigma Public Education and Research (SPEAR) Foundation are teaming up to provide disadvantaged children nationwide new shoes as they head back to school. 

The goal of the national drive, “Soles for Little Souls,” is to collect and distribute pairs of new shoes to children in every community where Sigma Gamma Rho chapters exist. Distribution will take place simultaneously nationwide by January 20, 2020.

The Kappa Rho Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc., based in Moncks Corner, SC, is leading the effort throughout the Lowcountry.  They started collecting shoes in early December. The chapter has partnered with the Community Resource Center to host a shoe drive and giveaway for children ages 0-17.  

New and gently-used shoes can be dropped off to the Community Resource Center North Charleston (3947 Whipper Barony Lane, North Charleston, SC 29405) and the Community Resource Center Summerville (116 W. 2nd N. Street, Summerville, SC 29483). The shoe giveaway will take place on MLK Day, Monday, January 20, 2020 from 3-6 PM at the Summerville location.  

This past Saturday, Kappa Rho Sigma Alumnae Chapter (KRS) presented more than 100 pairs of shoes to the residents at the Callen-Lacey Center for Children (Callen-Lacey House at CYDC) in Moncks Corner, SC. KRS thanks Mellow & Play Café (9473 Hwy. 78, Ladson, SC 29456) and Essentials Coffee (117A Foxbank Plantation Blvd., Moncks Corner, SC 29461) for being drop-off locations for the Callen-Lacey Center for Children (Callen-Lacey House at CYDC) shoe drive.   

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is a leading international non-profit community service organization that continues to grow through Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service.  Seven educators founded the sorority on November 12, 1922 at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.  

SPEAR is an official 501(c)3 of the sorority. It was created in 1995 to assist chapters of Sigma Gamma Rho and community-based organizations in acquiring additional funding sources for programs and community service activities. The mission of SPEAR is to promote social, civic, cultural, economic and educational progress for at-risk families and communities.  

 All donations are tax deductible. 

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