The Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation funds play therapy programs through its Robbie Page Memorial Fund. Through therapeutic play, chronically ill children who are frequently hospitalized can have the opportunity to play in a hospital setting, which helps them have better social integration, emotional modulation, growth, and development. Sisters in the Theta Zeta chapter frequently volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland doing fun activities such as Spa Nights, Bingo, and board games.
In 1959, the Tri Sigma Foundation funded the nation’s very first hospital playroom at the University of North Carolina.
We are currently the only Greek organization supporting this kind of pediatric treatment, and we have been recognized nationally by several professional organizations for being leaders in supporting play therapy.
In spring 2015, our chapter held its first philanthropy event, Tri Sigma Night Live, and raised $1220 for the Robbie Page Memorial Fund.
At our 44th National Convention in 2016, Tri Sigma added March of Dimes as a national philanthropic partner. The March of Dimes funds research and programs which work to end premature birth, birth defects, and infant mortality. Through a network of five Prematurity Research Centers around the country, they bring together researchers from different disciplines, many of whom were not previously engaged in prematurity research, to find the unknown causes of premature birth and new ways to prevent it. The March of Dimes also works to educate new mothers on ways to care for themselves during pregnancy. Premature birth is the number one killer of babies in the United States.