Giving by Robin Pelton – International Vice President

My husband and I recently participated in a “Toy Run” organized by our local Harley Davidson dealership. Hundreds of motorcyclists bring one toy per rider and ride from Chico by back roads up to the small town of Magalia and end up at a church. We had police escorts stopping traffic, people standing on the side of the road waving, and at the end we had a BBQ lunch and homemade desserts prepared and served by the church congregation. The church altar and beyond was filled with hundreds of toys for local children whose parents are struggling to make ends meet.
The thing that struck me was a friend’s perspective of this event. He was in awe of the generosity and love that was shown that day. The sight of so many toys brought by so many different people from so many different backgrounds to be given to kids they didn’t even know was overwhelming to him. He was very emotional about it.
As I listened to him express his feelings, I was reminded of our Sorority. I felt fortunate to understand what he was talking about, but also to know that I have experienced it many times. The spirit of giving in our organization is alive and well and that is one of the things I love about Sigma Phi Gamma. Giving back to our communities and helping those that need it is one of the best things we do. It is one of the reasons why I joined and a big part of why I am in Leadership and want to see our Sorority grow and thrive.
I know that this is how all of my Sisters feel as well, and I am truly thankful for that. We ALL are a part of a wonderful group, aren’t we?

5 thoughts on “Giving by Robin Pelton – International Vice President”

  1. Robin this sums up Sigma Phi Gamma and how we all feel when we help out in our communities! Happy new year dear Sister!

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