The Sigma Alpha and Alpha Gamma Rho chapters of South Dakota State University served breakfast at the Old Sanctuary on Sunday, March 19th to raise money for a worthy cause and give back to the Brookings community.
The members of the professional agricultural sorority and fraternity teamed up to host their first pancake feed. At $5 a plate pancakes, sausage, eggs and beverages were served. Proceeds went to support the South Dakota State FFA Foundation, Blue Jackets Bright Future.
This organization provides FFA jackets to youth that can’t afford to buy their own. According to the National FFA website, the corduroy jacket is an article of faith, honor and pride. The symbolic essence of the jacket, along with the pancakes, helped to make the event a success.
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the members that volunteered served 175 community members and raised around $1250 dollars, which will sponsor 16 jackets. Not only were the members pleased to support FFA, they were happy to give back to the community.
Philanthropy and service are both important aspects of Sigma Alpha and Alpha Gamma Rho and giving back to the Brookings community by being able to put on an event and serve them gives the members more public outreach.
Thank-you to all that attended and made the event a success!
Alpha Gamma Rho members collected cans at the dance and donated them
The members partipated in a Walk a Mile in Her shoes
where they had to walk a mile in high heels
The members attended and participated in a Rancher Relief Banquet
Set up to help raise money for those ranchers in SD affected by the Blizzard in the Fall of 2013
Members also spent and afternoon helping out at a domestic abuse shelter
Members participated in Hobos for Humanities