Delta Kappa Gamma donates 400 books to homeless children
January 13, 2012 · Updated 10:14 AM
POULSBO — More than 400 books were recently donated to local homeless children by the Alpha Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International.
Members collected the books as part of a yearlong focus on literacy. Sets of six or more books were placed in cloth backpacks hand sewn by members and distributed to children through Kitsap Community Resources.
Delta Kappa Gamma is a society of women educators. One of their primary goals is service to the community.
“What better project for a group of teachers than to get books into the hands of children,” chapter president Pat Bennett-Forman said.
Project coordinator Mimi Rabel, a retired Breidablik Elementary School teacher, added, “By giving each child his/her own backpack, the books have a ‘home’ and the child has a sense of ownership for the books.”