World Vision Fall 2016

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Sigma Phi Lambda is extremely proud to partner with World Vision as our national philanthropy. We adopted this organization in 2010 as our philanthropy because we believe in the work that they do to help millions of people worldwide. Some of the things that they do are help refugees, disaster relief,  provide clean water, share opportunities to sponsor children in need and much more.

We are very proud that all of our current chapters have taken on different ways to help support World Vision and the work that they are doing in the name of Jesus for others. In 2016 Sigma Phi Lambda raised a total of  $30,648.78 along with an awareness throughout the community of what World Vision does around the world. Many chapters are very creative in their fundraising with events such as 30-hour famine, Waffles for World Vision, walks/runs, or sports tournaments.

At our One Heart Retreat each year we come together as members and alumnae to share the love of Jesus through making World Vision kits. This year we assembled refugee kits that included many personal hygiene items such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, brush, washcloth, deodorant, etc. that many of them desperately need. It also gives us a chance to write an encouraging message of hope as well as praying over the person who is going to use the bag that we created for them! It is such a sweet experience to be a part of as one organization instead of individual chapters.

We encourage you to go and visit their website at www.worldvision.org and see how you can partner with them as well, whether it be sponsoring a child, monetary donations or perhaps getting together with your church group or family and friends to create World Vision kits.

“And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.” -Hebrews 13:16

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