Alpha Delta Kappa Albany District donates to Decatur County School’s Read, Dream, Achieve Initiative

Published 4:02 pm Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Albany District of Georgia’s Alpha Delta Kappa educational sorority held their 2019 spring meeting in Bainbridge.   

With a mission based on scholarship, leadership and service, Alpha Delta Kappa focuses much of their work on altruistic projects at home and abroad.   District Chairs, Suzi Bonifay and Ruth Rennick, both retired leaders from Decatur County Schools, chose the Read, Dream, Achieve Literacy Initiative as their project for 2019-2020.   

The Literacy Initiative was selected as a way to help local students have access to books, be more likely to read on grade level during the elementary years and subsequently be more successful in school and life. Sisters from chapters in Adel, Albany, Bainbridge and Cordele, along with Officers from across the state, met at the Presbyterian Church for a luncheon where tables were decorated with various book themes. 

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Chip Davis and Cheryl Guy provided tours of the Family and Community Engagement Bus and were the guest speakers for the event, sharing information about DCBOE outreach efforts to connect with families and the manner in which books are continuously being distributed. The sisters in attendance and those from their respective chapters collected 249 books and $1090 in donations. 

Presenting a check and books to Chip Davis, Federal Programs Director, and Catherine Gossett, Special Education Director, are Ruth Rennick and Suzi Bonifay.   

Alpha Delta Kappa encourages individuals and other organizations to donate new or used books to Decatur County Schools so that every child and family in our community can have books in their homes.