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Olivet College students donate books to local charity
Feb 28, 2005

OLIVET, Mich.The Olivet College chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English international honor society, recently donated 127 books to the SIREN/Eaton Shelter, Inc. in Charlotte. The shelter provides emergency housing, crisis counseling and other support services to homeless families and battered women and children.

Sigma Tau Delta held several popcan drives and raised $200 to purchase the books. The society bought toddler board books, and young children and young adult titles, based on the shelters need. They also purchased board books about opposites, numbers and letters. The students donated classics including Jane Eyre and a series of Disney Babies board books.

The members of Sigma Tau Delta are ecstatic about the fact that we are reaching people through literature, said Stephanie Reed, a junior from Dimondale, and co-president of the society.

Sigma Tau Delta members must be enrolled as English majors or minors and have taken a minimum of two courses in English. Students must also have a grade point average of at least 3.0 in English courses, rank in the top 35 percent of their class and have completed at least three semesters of college coursework.


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