Youngstown State University’s Chapter 143 of Phi Kappa Phi is one of five winners of PKP’s inaugural national Book Drive Competition.
The YSU chapter collected 462 books that will be donated to the Trumbull Correctional Institute.
“A few years ago, Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 143 received a literacy grant under past president Tammy King for the Trumbull County Correctional Facility,” said YSU chapter President Christine Cobb. “When the book drive came up, it was a great opportunity to help these individuals and further honor Tammy’s continued commitment to aiding this facility in whatever way possible.”
The three-month book drive saw participation from 19 Phi Kappa Phi chapters and collected nearly 7,000 books nationwide. The winning chapters that collected the most books were YSU, Texas Woman’s University, North Dakota State University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Florida Atlantic University.
Winners will receive a “Little Free Library” (http://littlefreelibrary.org) to place at a location of their choice. The Little Free Library is a freestanding box where anyone may donate and borrow books in an effort to promote literacy throughout the community. In addition, chapters will receive $150 to cover the design cost of personalizing the library.
Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines and annually inducts approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. The society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines.
For information about YSU PKP, visit www.ysu.edu/phi-kappa-phi/.