Kappa Delta Pi Book Drive
Belton, Texas – A spring book drive organized by the UMHB chapter of Kappa Delta Pi netted 202 children’s books for Aware Central Texas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and family violence. The goal of the drive was to provide children’s books for distribution through Aware’s parenting classes, which emphasize the importance of reading in the home.
Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society founded in 1909 to promote excellence, scholarship, leadership, and service in the field of education. The chapter at UMHB was granted its charter in November 2013, and the book drive was the first service project organized by the new group.
“We are a new organization, so we were very pleased the book drive generated such great results,” said Sarah Coy, chapter president. “As education majors, we all understand that reading to children when they are young contributes to their language development and helps foster good reading habits as they grow. It’s good to know that our efforts will go toward helping children in this way.”