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Book Drive Aims To Benefit Children

By Kevin Jachimowicz

The CCSU chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society is running its annual literacy event this year through the form of a book drive which will directly benefit the children of Holmes Elementary School in New Britain, Conn.

The book drive aims to directly benefit the children in grades K-5 whom attend Holmes Elementary School by providing them with an array of new or used books for leisure and educational purposes.

“The goal of the book drive is to collect as many books as we can to give to the children of Holmes Elementary,” said Jade Cogswell, president of the CCSU Golden Key Chapter.  “I see the drive being a success. I went by the box before break and we already have a lot of books there.  They are willing to take as many books as we can collect, so we are trying to get as many as we can.”

There is a donation box set up outside of Associate Professor of English and Golden Key Chapter Advisor Aimee Pozorski’s office, DiLoreto 208-005.

If you’re unable to get to Pozorski’s office, a Golden Key member can arrange to pick up the books for you.

“Once the book drive is completed we will be delivering the books to Holmes Elementary in New Britain,” Cogswell said. We are working with Mrs. Tammy Bacho, the title I reading teacher at Holmes, who is going to make sure our donations get to the children.  We have worked with them in the past and the event was successful before.”

Besides the book drive, the chapter is also planning a social event on April 4 in the Constitution Room of Memorial Hall where anyone who brings in a children’s book will be entered into a raffle for a $25 gift card to Chili’s for each book that is donated.

“The book drive will end at the social,” Cogswell affirmed.

The 240th Golden Key chapter at Central Connecticut State University was chartered May 5, 1996 as part of U.S. Region 10, which includes institutions in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Upstate New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

With more than 2,000 members joining since its establishment back in 1996, the Central Connecticut State University Golden Key chapter is an essential chapter of the club and members have gone on to do great things with their lives.  The CCSU chapter focuses mainly on services. Members do their best to give back to the community. The club has maintained overall good standing and continues to aim high. The chapter welcomes prospective members who are in the top 15 percent of their class and interested in service and leadership development.

Books should be appropriate for grade levels K-5 and must be new or in good condition. The book drive is running until April 4.

For more information contact Aimee Pozorski at pozorskia@ccsu.edu.