The Florida Tech chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi hosted a book drive to support the organization Support our ASD Kids (SOAK), a not-for-profit support group in Brevard County for families who have children with Asperger’s and autism.
The book drive was part of a country-wide competition, where all Phi Kappa Phi campus chapters collect books or funds to purchase books or literacy materials. The competition, held between Feb. 1 and April 30, saw participation from 18 Phi Kappa Phi chapters across the country with a total of more than 10,000 donated books. Phi Kappa Phi created the event in 2014 as a way to promote literacy in the communities and campuses served by its chapters.
Almost 190 books were donated to the Florida Tech chapter.
Since its creation, Phi Kappa Phi’s annual book drive competition has donated more than 55,000 books to organizations both locally and abroad. Organizations that have received donated books as part of the competition include schools, libraries, hospitals, correctional centers, tutoring and mentoring programs, shelters and more.
PHOTO: From left, Angelica Zamora-Dunn, the Florida Tech chapter’s student vice president, Mary Cancel, vice president, Supporting Our ASD Kids (SOAK), Inc., and Jessica Ha Bittner, co-secretary of the Florida Tech chapter.