Operation Big Book Bag was established in 1996 partnership with the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order, Nobles Mystic Shrine, Inc. (Shriners). The goal was to provide access, tools and mentorship for school age children.


Access can be provided through many forms such as educational tutorial websites, computers, iPads, laptops, software, flashcards, learning games, and reference materials. Tools can include basic school supplies such as pencils, paper, pens, rulers, calculators, notebooks and student planners to support the students with their coursework.

Why host one way to help our youth when we can host several? Take a look at the many ways you can contribute below!

This effort in particular is being hosted on a national level and is live. It will be open for participation through May 31, 2021. More projects will be added as the goals are met. Please share the link with family and friends who want to support this initiative.


We are pleased to announce that the recipient is Indianapolis, Indiana Public School #87 (where Founder Marbury served as Principal for nearly 40 years). They need your help! Click the link below to help Ms. Cooper's class succeed.

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Alpha Sigma hosts an Operation Big Book Bag school supplies drive each year to support a local Indianapolis school in need. This year we are partnering with Alpha Sigma Chapter Educators to prepare COVID Care kits. We also are distributing essential care kits in May and June to the Youth in the community.

If you would like to give a monetary donation, payments can be made via Paypal* to alphasigma1922@yahoo.com. *Please be sure to use the friends and family option and ensure that any fees charged are paid for by you, not taken out of the donation. 


Now Accepting Donations!

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Disinfectant spray

  • Disinfectant wipes

  • Adult masks

  • Children masks

  • Kleenex

  • Mask holders

  • Ziplock bags 

  • Bleach

  • Coloring books

  • Crayons

  • Water bottles

  • Individually wrapped snacks