To reinforce our commitment to making a meaningful, positive difference in advancing school and college readiness for all students, the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation awarded a $20,000 to our philanthropic partner, the Kids in Need Foundation.
"With the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation’s support, in 2016, the Kids in Need Foundation distributed $120 million of school supplies to 4.8 million children," said Dave Smith, Executive Director, Kids in Need Foundation. "Our work together is a natural fit because of our aligned missions. We couldn't be more proud of what we've been able to accomplish due to our partnership."
Our work with the Kids in Need Foundation provides many volunteer and school supply donation activities to support the 16 million children living in poverty and disaster areas.
"Phi Sigma Sigma members are either in pursuit of or have completed higher education. This is what success looks like for many of the children we're trying to help," said Kris Cohn, Director of Development and Corporate Partnerships, Kids in Need Foundation. "We need to eliminate poverty as a barrier to learning and future successes."
On September 14, Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation Board Member Lynn Coffey (Delta Lambda Chapter at Muhlenberg College) and Rachel King (Iota Zeta Chapter at University of Minnesota – Duluth) had an opportunity to hear about the impact of our grant at the Kids in Need Foundation’s Annual Education Celebration Gala in Minneapolis. Both women are pictured to the right with Kris Cohn.
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