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Organization donates 20,000 books to children in Tucson

Posted: 8:34 PM, Feb 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-01 03:34:08Z
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TUCSON, Ariz. — A massive donation of books, to help children in Tucson develop a love of reading.

Literacy volunteers, on behalf of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity, is giving 20,000 brand new books to 93 schools, non-profits and organizations in Tucson.

The book distribution, is part of the Fraternity's Day of Service, encouraging Pi Beta Phi members to provide literacy-related service and advocacy efforts to their community.

"We believe that illiteracy is one of the biggest issues in the nation," said Corinne Querry, co-chair of the Tucson Fraternity Day of Service. "And we want to be a part of this change. 25 percent of kids grow up to be illiterate and that is unacceptable in our eyes."

Tucson is one of four community across the country to have a book distribution event. Tucson was selected as an event host because of the need identified in the area.