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Sigmas Hosts Annual Backpack Giveaway • St Pete Catalyst

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Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Delta Omicron Sigma Chapter distributed 200 backpacks and school supplies during its annual DOS Back-to-School Giveaway event on August 2nd.

The raffle was in partnership with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Epsilon Beta Sigma Chapter; Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Delta Chapter; Skyway Hair Salon; Chill Will Barbershop; Akdphi; and the offices of attorney Dyril L. Fanagan.

“This was the sixth year we have hosted the Back to School Raffle, but this year is especially important as many of the local families in Pinellas County have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic said the brother. Corey Givens Jr. “One of the tenets of our fraternity is service, and we are honored to be able to serve local families by providing them with access to much-needed school supplies.”

Personal donations were made to the foundation from community members to sponsor additional haircuts for those youth who were interested.

“I am pleased that we were able to innovate a unique approach to better serve our community and our students,” said Bro. Christopher Lampley, Delta Omicron Sigma Chapter Vice President and Event Committee Chair. “DOS Crescent Foundation’s education partners were able to provide dozens of students with backpacks filled with hand sanitizer, notebooks, pens, pencils, folders and other essential school supplies.

Brishauna Davis, chair of community outreach for the DOS Crescent Foundation, says next year’s raffle will be even bigger. “There’s nothing like seeing a smile on a child’s face when they get that backpack. Our goal is to see more of those smiles next year,” Davis said.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC, on January 14, 1914, by three college students, A. Langston Taylor, Leonard F. Morse, and Charles I. Brown, on the principles of Brotherhood, Scholarship, and Service .


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