Written by Emilee Skillman
For members of Kappa Kappa Gamma at USC, philanthropy is very important. Our national philanthropy, Reading is Fundamental (RIF), is easy to become involved with! One of the main projects our members love to get involved with is a program called Literacy is Key. We have recently partnered with a local elementary school, Watkins Nance, where, once a month, we go and read to the kids as well as work on a craft with them. At the end of our visit, each child will get to go home with a book or a bookmark created by members of our chapter.
This past month, we read the book Jack and the Beanstalk with the kids and each child got to plant their very own bean seed! They were overjoyed and could not wait to see their plant grow in hopes it would be as tall as Jack’s beanstalk. This program is so important because getting kids to love reading at a young age is so important. It can help shape their educational future! We want kids to become excited about the world and use their imagination. We are very fortunate to have such hands-on philanthropic opportunities where we actually get to see how happy kids get when they read a fun story or take home a book they picked out. We also have a main philanthropy event each semester where all of our proceeds go directly to RIF. Philanthropy is such an important aspect of our chapter and I personally can’t wait to see where we go from here!