As women of Kappa Kappa Gamma, the ladies of Delta Kappa are proud to support Reading Is Fundamental, our official philanthropic partner. It is truly our pleasure to offer our support through the donation of books and volunteer hours to Reading Buddies, an after-school program through “Branches” Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF), works to build a literate nation by helping young people discover the joy of reading. RIF’s highest priority is to serve the nation’s under-served children and families through the development and delivery of literacy programs and campaigns that motivate youth to read regularly. ____________________________________________________________________________________________
Each Friday we visit a local preschool to read stories and do crafts with the kids there. This tradition is very special to us because it gives us the chance to go out in the community and build relationships with the kids we are helping. ____________________________________________________________________________________________
In the Spring we put on our event, Kappa Karnival. We set up a table in the breezeway and sold popcorn and cotton candy to students passing by. We also held a capture the flag tournament for participating fraternities, and had an awesome time. The funds raised from the event are donated to Reading Is Fundamental.
In the Fall we had Kappa Classic, which included a food truck fundraiser and a dodgeball tournament. We opened the dodgeball tournament to fraternities, sororities, and any other members of the UM community who wanted to play, something we had never done before! The funds raised went towards the “If you give a book” Initiative to build 5 Little Free Libraries in the community.