Five Thousand Brand New Books to Kids From Military Families Courtesy of Pi Beta Phi
“I really loved being able to do something hands on for First Book. Knowing that the backpack I put together at the convention gave each child five new books was extremely rewarding.”
– Pi Beta Phi Virginia Gamma Chapter President and senior at the College of William and Mary, Caroline Davis
Thousands of spirited Pi Beta Phi members, both college students and alumnae of all ages, gathered together to sort and pack 1,000 backpacks with 5,000 brand new books, bookplates, and bookmarks, as well as handwritten notes to the children receiving the backpacks.
First Book’s continued partnership with Pi Beta Phi to support their Read > Lead > Achieve reading initiatives will continue to directly impact local communities across North America. Stay tuned as we continue to partner together this spring with Pi Beta Phi sponsored book distributions, culminating around their Fraternity Day of Service in March.