OperationBigBookBag at Nathaniel Rochester Community School No. 3


Since Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was founded by seven educators, the Flower City Poodles celebrate the dedicated faculty and staff members of Nathaniel Rochester Community School No. 3 under the leadership of Principal Deborah Washington.


To show their appreciation, staff was provided with breakfast and school supplies through the sorority International Operation Big Book Bag program.


OperationBigBookBag is a program designed to address the needs, challenges and issues that face school-aged children who are educationally at-risk, in local homeless shelters and extended-care hospitals and facilities. Through this program, chapters and members collect and donate educational materials, equipment and school supplies.

The goal is to:

  • Provide quick and easy access to reference materials and other studying aids and tools that will help students with educational endeavors.

  • Equip students with the means of completing their homework assignments in effort to keep them current and up to date.

  • Assist shelters, youth centers, schools and hospitals in their efforts to meet some of the educational needs of children and young adults housed at their facilities.