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Delegates to the super-regional convention in Baltimore March 22-24 will get a free convention T-shirt if they bring a new children’s book, purchase one on site, or donate $5 or more in support of Alpha Chi’s national literacy project, Booking it to Baltimore!

The collected books will be given to a Baltimore school affiliated with the non-profit agency RIF (Reading Is Fundamental), our partner in the project.

Thanks to Alpha Chi’s merchandise partners, Herff Jones and Brown’s Graduation Supplies & Awards, for underwriting the cost of the T-shirts!

For the past few years, volunteers from AX have gone to an elementary school for an event at which we work in classrooms with children, helping them choose books donated by ALPHA CHI, reading their books with them, and then doing some kind of activity related to literacy.  These have been greatly successful.  More details to follow, but save the date:  Friday afternoon, one hour, probably 1:30-2:30 or 2-3.

The school we’ll visit is located 3/4 mile from the hotel, so you can volunteer to work at the RIF/AX event and STILL have plenty of time to see Baltimore.  If you are interested in volunteering, please let me know: jcheatham@rif.org.  ALSO, if you want to buy your book to donate at the conference, we’ll have children’s books for a flat rate of $4.00 each.

Let me know if you have questions, and STAY TUNED!

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