Monday, February 12, 2007

Fed Sig Eps Use Dr. Seuss for Reading Program

Sig Ep Feds Celebrate Dr. Seuss

We are organizing our first-ever "Dr. Seuss Month", which is a program whereby Sig Ep Feds alumni volunteer brothers will spend an hour or so reading the works of Dr. Seuss to kids from area groups and schools that have asked to partner with us in this pilot program. As you probably know, Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) was a SPE brother from Dartmouth.
We think this program will help to celebrate his creativity, be great PR for Sig Ep and be fun for some area kids at the same time.
So far we have Fairfax County and Montgomery County schools and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington who want to work with us. We are also working to get endorsement from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Dr. Seuss Foundation, who at the least can give us their seal of approval as a partner and permission to use Seuss images on some T-shirts and promotional materials, and at best who might be able to provide some books, t-shirts or other materials.
Of course, to make this program work we need YOU, the volunteer. We don't have specific dates established yet until I gather a pool of volunteers.
What this would entail is a couple of hours of your time during a weekday. The kids will be grades K-3rd grade and we can make Cat in the Hat hats available and we are working on t-shirts.
If you think you could take a long lunch, work alternative hours, or can just take a few hours of leave to help with this project, you will find it very rewarding I am sure. If this program takes off, the Sig Ep Foundation at nationals is very interested and perhaps we can take it nationwide to undergrads and other alumni groups.

Please email me back if you are interested in this, or give me a call to discuss.

Yours in brotherhood,
Brandt Heatherington
Sig Ep Feds Philanthropy Chair
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