On behalf of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, it is my pleasure to announce the winners and results of its inaugural Book Drive Competition held between February 1 and April 30, 2014. The competition, which was developed and managed by the Society’s Council of Students, saw participation from 19 chapters across the nation with a total of more than 6,800 donated books. [Between our Houston & Denton book donations, we were 22% of this total!]
The winning chapters—the five that collected the most books—include Texas Woman’s University, North Dakota State University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Florida Atlantic University, and Youngstown State University. These chapters will receive a “Little Free Library” (http://littlefreelibrary.org) to place at a location of their choice. In addition, the chapters will receive $150 to cover the design cost of personalizing the library. [Our 2014-15 student VPs will select the location and design]
During the drive, participating chapters were tasked with collecting as many books as possible to donate to an organization of their choice. Beneficiary organizations chosen by the chapters range from schools to libraries to hospitals to a tribal college to a correctional center to other non-profit organizations like shelters, tutoring and mentoring programs, and even an overseas beneficiary.
The project served as a great way to promote Phi Kappa Phi on campus and in the community. Other chapters that hosted a book drive include Brenau University, California State University, Sacramento, Campbell University, East Carolina University, Eastern Kentucky University, Elmhurst College, Idaho State University, Kennesaw State University, Louisiana State University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Louisiana-Lafayette, University of Memphis, University of South Carolina-Upstate, and Western Washington University.
The Council of Students would like to thank all the chapters for participating in this book drive, you have helped encourage a love of learning and enable access to opportunities that can last a lifetime!
Jim Carlson, Ed.D.
Chapter Development Director
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi