Sojourner Truth House - Gary, Indiana

  • Philanthropic Sorority Helps Homeless Women and Children

    During a Coffee & Conversation session at Sojourner Truth House, members of the Pi Sigma Phi philanthropic sorority delivered a $1,200 donation to the Gary day center. Executive Director, Sister Peg Spindler, CSA, accepted the check on… Read More +

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During a Coffee & Conversation session at Sojourner Truth House, members of the Pi Sigma Phi philanthropic sorority delivered a $1,200 donation to the Gary day center. Executive Director, Sister Peg Spindler, CSA, accepted the check on behalf of more than 2,000 homeless and at-risk women and children served by Sojourner Truth House every month. Since 2008, Pi Sigma Phi has made annual donations to the day center totaling more than $7,000. Shown (l-r) are Executive Director, Sister Peg Spindler, CSA, with Pi Sigma Phi members Yolanda Stoffregen, Carole Hale, Sandi Stoffregen, Pi Sigma Phi President Pam Ratajack, Sue Batinic and Sharon Schafer.

“My story of supporting Sojourner Truth House is a personal one,” said Yolanda Stoffregen, of Gary. “When I lived in Texas, one of my personal heroines was Sojourner Truth because she was a minority who worked hard for women’s rights and that has always been close to my heart. So when I moved here and heard there was a Sojourner Truth House, I just walked in the door and introduced myself to Sister Peg.”

Yolanda said she and her fellow sorority members hope that the lives of the at-risk women can be transformed...“that they’re given the respect and resources they need to be the best citizens they can be,” she said. “I think that’s a goal for everybody, not just those at Sojourner Truth House. I want the best for them.”