Long Beach Fraternity Day of Service Signature Event

The 2023 Pi Beta Phi Fraternity Day of Service Signature Event in Long Beach, California will distribute 15,000 new books to local schools, after-school programs and community programs that serve students from low-income families and Title I schools.


Volunteers are needed to help unpack and organize books and assist with book pickup. Please note that some volunteer tasks include bending, standing and lifting up to 30 pounds. If you have physical limitations that might prohibit you from participating in these tasks, we will work with you to find a different way you can help!

Sorting Day, Friday, March 3, 2023

This day is a great opportunity for volunteers to socialize and build Pi Phi bonds through Philanthropic Service to Others. Primarily, all volunteers will be working toward the same goal: unpacking and setting out 15,000 books for Distribution Day. Examples of volunteer duties include unpacking books from gaylords, sorting books by title, setting out and organizing books on tables, preparing recipient group check in table and more.

Distribution Day, Saturday, March 4, 2024

Volunteers will check in and be assigned various tasks, including:
Book Sorter: responsible for stocking and maintaining book stacks.
Greeter: responsible for greeting and informing recipient groups.
Recipient Group Registration: responsible for recipient group check-in.
Shopping Assistant: responsible for assisting recipient groups as they select books.
Book Box Packer: responsible for packaging books into boxes.
Book Loader: responsible for loading books into the recipient group vehicles.


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We believe in the power of reading.

For more than a century, we've worked to inspire a lifelong love of reading that can unlock true potential, creating a more literate and productive society. Today, Pi Phis participate, donate and advocate for literacy through our Read > Lead > Achieve® reading initiatives — just as our sisters first did in 1912. 

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