Sorority donates books to local school
During a recent visit with children at Richland Creek Elementary and Sanford Elementary schools, members of the Knightdale-Wake Forest alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority donated school supplies and copies of a new children’s book. The book was written by one of their members, M. Elaine Hopkins.
Hopkins said her book, “Run and Catch Your Dream,” is designed to inspire children to make good choices. Her book teaches children important lessons about values and good behavior.
The retired educator and grandmother said she realized it is important to instill certain values in young people during their formative years. She also said she hopes to engage children and their parents with the story she has written. Hopkins said her book shows children the importance of developing good behavior, making good choices and making their parents proud.
Hopkins has been a member of Delta Sigma Theta since 1994. She said she became a Delta to live out its principles of sisterhood, scholarship and service, a mission established by 22 Howard University students in 1913. She plans to continue contributing to young students and to the mission of her sorority. She has also written another book titled, “Friends to the Rescue.” This book is designed for middle-school students and addresses bullying. It’s scheduled for publication in the summer.