Maine Sea Coast Mission
The 1918 convention chose the Maine Sea Coast Mission as Sigma Kappa Sorority’s first national philanthropy in honor of Sigma Kappa’s founding in Maine and the early Sigma Kappa members who volunteered their time in support of this missionary society. Through annual contributions from Sigma Kappa chapters and members, the Foundation provides funds to the Maine Sea Coast Mission in support for the mission’s Christmas program, emergency relief program and scholarships.
The Christmas program provides gifts to needy families during the holiday season. Many families benefit from the emergency relief program which provides assistance with food, clothing, shelter, and medical needs. The scholarship program benefits young men and women from the islands who might not otherwise have the opportunity to pursue educational opportunities beyond high school.