Camden Area Sigma, Zeta and Phi Delta Theta Chapters Co-Host Book Drive To Donate Books to Africa
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (Zeta Rho Sigma Chapter), Phi Delta Theta (Alpha Tau Epsilon Chapter) and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (Omicron Omicron Zeta Chapter), have come together to support the Better World Books Foundation by donating 1,800 books for children in Africa to increase literacy.
Better World Books (BWB) is an online global bookstore who uses their profits to generate funding for literacy initiatives for programs that build schools, starts libraries, and provide scholarships worldwide. In 2003, BWB began with three college friends all who attended Notre Dame University that wished for a business with the built-in social benefit of promoting literacy. Through donated books, they are able to give a portion of their profits from each book to their nonprofit literacy partners: Books for Africa, Invisible Children, the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), Room to Read World Fund. Also assisted by BWB are Open Books, Robinson Community Learning Center and the Prison Book Program. To date, they’ve recycled 53 million pounds of books and have raised over $8.6 million for global literacy and local libraries.
About the Organizations
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students and provides opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. Since partnering with BWB in 2006, more than 300 chapters have collected over 100,000 books and raised over $50,000 for their own campus projects. Alpha Tau Epsilon is a chapter of Phi Theta Kappa chartered at Delaware County Community College in Media, Pennsylvania has collaborated with BWB since 2008.Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., a community conscious, action-oriented organization, is comprised of over 125, 000 members in more than 800 chapters throughout the United States, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded at Howard University on January 16, 1920. Zeta Phi Beta has addressed the relevant needs of our nation’s communities with programs focused on education, health and wellness, drug abuse prevention and economic development. Locally, the Omicron Omicron Zeta chapter was chartered in 1993 to serve the Gloucester County community in Woodbury, New Jersey. The chapter has received a number of community service awards for their outreach initiatives.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is an international organization dedicated to the principles of Brotherhood, Scholarship and Service, founded in 1914 at Howard University in Washington, D.C., comprised of college and professional men, predominately of African American origin, open from its inception to men of all races, religion, class and national origin. The fraternity holds as its motto, “Culture for Service and Service for Humanity”. The fraternity has a membership of over 150,000 alumni and collegiate members, located in over 700 chapters throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. Locally, the Zeta Rho Sigma chapter serves Camden and Gloucester counties in New Jersey.
For additional information please contact Bro. Thom Nixon, Chapter President, Zeta Rho Sigma Chapter at (856) 366 -5187 or email@example.com.