Chi Kappa Rho Sorority Book Drive

Samantha Mathewson

Chi Kappa Rho Sorority is currently holding a book drive for World Wide Books.

Dana Mangiacapra, president of Chi Kappa Rho, was contacted over the summer by the organization, and when she brought it up to her sisters, they all agreed having a book drive would be a great idea.

World Wide Books asks university clubs and organizations to initiate a book drive on their campus in order to receive books of any genre that can be donated to children in third world countries who have no books to read. The World Wide Book Drive has donated over 2 million books globally, and their program covers the four corners of the world. The organization promotes global literacy and education by donating and recycling books.

Currently, Chi Kappa Rho has a table in Bartels every Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. where people can drop off the books they wish to donate. Chi Kappa Rho aims to raise awareness and provide a place for people to drop off their donated books.

Mangiacapra said, “We’ve currently collected around 20 books, but the goal is to collect around 200. The book drive runs until December 6, giving students time to go home during the month of November and bring back any books they don’t need anymore.”

Professors and staff members are also welcome to donate any books that they don’t need anymore to support the cause.

“For us, this isn’t just community service. We want to help out because it’s the right thing to do,” said Mangiacapra.