Children’s Book Drive – New & Used; Ends April 30, 2015

The SIUE Chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) Honor Society are collecting new and gently-used books for children who are between 6 months and 6 years old. The book drive goes Thursday, 4/30/15.

 To donate:
a) St. Mary’s School & Church in Edwardsville has collection box
b)send books via campus mail to Steve Hupp, Box 1121,
c) drop them off in the red tub across from the Psychology Department in the basement of Alumni Hall or at the University Bookstore in the MUC, or
d) email Laura to come pick them up (lpawlow@siue.edu).

As you start your spring cleaning, please remember to clean out those bookshelves and/or pick up a book or two for a deserving little one the next time you’re out running errands!

The SIUE Chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) Honor Society is partnering with Dr. Stephen Hupp of Psychology, who for several years has hosted book drives for the East St. Louis Head Start program where he serves as the Behavioral Health Consultant.  They’re participating as part of a national PKP book drive contest where the top schools will each receive a “little free library” to be placed at their locations of choice (in their case, the East St. Louis Center).

The books will be sent home with children attending the SIUE/ESL Head Start program. These kids LOVE books, and these books come with a letter to parents that emphasizes: a) that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends daily reading with children starting at 6 months old, b) the value of incorporating reading into the bedtime routine, and c) tips for making daily reading more meaningful and effective. There are about 1500 children enrolled in their Head Start program each year, so the need is great!

The SIUE Bookstore has generously offered a 20% discount on all children’s books purchased to be donated!

Please, don’t hesitate to contact Laura with any questions.
Laura Pawlow, SIUE Chapter 203 PKP President, lpawlow@siue.edu

About Collection Connection

Collection Connection is your go-to website when you are ready to unload something you’ve been collecting but just don’t know where to go with it. The concept is simple: connect organizations who are holding a collection drive with people who can do the collecting. Old cell phones, prom dresses, Christmas lights, pet supplies… the list goes on and on. Instead of adding your stuff to a landfill, check Collection Connection for a drop off location where your items can be recycled, repurposed or reused!
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