Phi Kappa Phi News
Celebrating 50 Years at ISU
March 26, 1970 - March 26, 2020
Phi Kappa Phi Hosts Children’s Book Drive
In celebration of our 50th anniversary, the Idaho State University chapter of the Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi hosted a children’s book drive at both the Pocatello and Meridian campuses. “We are proud to promote the love of learning by providing these books to children and teens in our local community through this service project,” said Phi Kappa Phi President Barbara Frank.
The books collected during the book drive were distributed to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Family Service Alliance, the Aid for Friends Homeless Shelter, and Family Advocates. Phi Kappa Phi student Vice-President Nelly Cyuzuza, Awards and Grant Coordinator Jody Finnegan, and Board Member Joni Loftin delivered the books to these organizations. The books will be given to youth in the greater Pocatello and Treasure Valley communities to spur on a love of reading and learning.
“This is such a great thing for our agency “, said Jared Marchand, Executive Director for CASA. “It is important for our volunteers to have these books to bring to children during their visits. It helps the volunteer connect with the children they are advocating for and provides them with something of their very own. Often times these children are removed from their home with no belongings of their own. It’s nice for our agency’s volunteers to give them something they can keep while they go through what is often times the worst situation of their life.”