Clarion sorority hosts book drive

Clarion, Pa.- Sisters of Clarion University’s chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma gathered in the Clarion Free Library last week to hold a book drive and lollipop raffle to help raise money for organizations that help children in need. 

Tri Sigma hosts a book drive to help families in need in the Clarion community.

Tri Sigma decided to host a book drive in order to support its local philanthropy, The Clarion County Family Learning Center. From Oct. 6-8, the sisters dedicated their afternoons to collecting books. They accepted books appropriate for infants up through 5-year-olds.

The Clarion County Family Learning Center is an organization that provides services for underprivileged families in both Clarion and Jefferson counties. They help families by providing after school activities as well as helping the kids with their homework.

The sorority also held a lollipop raffle. Buying a raffle ticket entered buyers into a drawing for a $20 gift card for the Clarion University Bookstore. They managed to raise $107, all of which went to support the Sigma Sigma Sigma foundation. Sister Megan Beary felt that the event was successful. She was happy that so many people were willing to donate.

This foundation helps provide grants to hospitals so that they can have play therapy rooms and other life-enhancing programs for children. Even though this was the focus of the lollipop raffle, the foundation itself also does more than just work for children. They also work to provide leadership training and various scholarships for women. 

Anyone who wishes to donate to the Tri Sig Foundation can do so by visiting the website, According to a count on their website, they are currently at $51,426 with a yearly goal of $803,000.

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