Alpha Lambda Delta hosts kids’ book drive

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Romina Mueller | Contributing Writer

Lindenwood’s Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) chapter, a national honor society for first-year students, is collecting children’s books on campus to support St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Sophomore and ALD member Alyssa LaValle came up with the idea. “I really like the children’s hospital, and this is where I want to work one day,” she said. “Because it is around Christmas time, we thought books would be a nice gift for the children. We want to show them that reading is fun.”

Gift-wrapped donation boxes are located at the sign-in desks in the dorms as well as the library and Butler Hall until the end of fall semester.

Students can donate used books from their own childhood, as well as new ones. To raise awareness for the hospital, ALD will also sell T-shirts on campus.

“We are planning to sell the shirts at Spellmann Center and the basketball games,” LaValle said.

All proceeds will be donated to the hospital.

ALD has more plans in store for next semester. Its main goal is to make more people aware of the organization, said ALD President Sarvinoz Hasanova. “We want to promote ourselves to the community and to campus,” Hasanova said. “There was not a lot done the last years, and we are trying to get more involved.”

Plans for the upcoming year include a banquet for incoming ALD freshmen as well as a trip to other chapters in the country.

For more information, email Hasanova at [email protected] or contact Meredith Marsh at 636-949-4583 or [email protected]