Eta Zeta Chapter, Area VII
DKG California- Educational - Professional- Making an Impact

Projects of Work

Early Career and Member Educator Grant

Grants are given to support local classroom projects. Funds have helped fund class and school libraries, purchase software for student use, and field trips to extend learning. 

2012-2018 Rose Bags 

Rose Bags were assembled and given to five teachers new to the profession. Members helped by bringing one or two items or a cash donation to buy gift cards. Items included pens, post its, markers, clips, push pins, note paper, coffee mug, tea, bookmarks, candy or snacks, blue paint tape for walls, Kleenex, duster w/ handle, and read-a-loud books. Eta Zeta members were very creative with their offerings.  A DKG brochure and an application to the Penne Ferrell Award (an opportunity for a $200.00 classroom library) were also included in the reusable DKG Chico Bag. In 2014 a Eta Zeta Early Career Educators Grant Application for $250 was also included.

2011 Library Projects 
Eta Zeta has generously selected four school to provide books to libraries at four Tulare County Schools.
Schools and their projects are:
Alta Vista - Porterville Unified
High interest books for upper grades
Houston Elementary - Visalia Unified
High interest books for Accelerated Reader 
Jim Maples Academy - Burton Unified
Books  to support understanding of  "Stones into Schools"
Roche Avenue, Porterville Unified
High interest books for upper grades
Houston Elementary Students Display New Books
Deloris Manke Presents Books to Alta Vista
Alta Vista Students with New Books
Currently Eta Zeta is making Jared Boxes for Children's Hospital of Central California.

The goal of the Jared Box Project is to lift the spirits of chronically ill children. The boxes symbolize the importance of play and are filled with well wishes, hope, and love.

 A Jared Box is a shoebox size plastic storage box filled with small gifts, toys, cards, and games. Each box contains items selected for a specific age and gender. The boxes are delivered to hospitals and are given to chronically ill children. The Jared Boxes provide a special diversion for young patients as they receive chemotherapy and other medical treatments.

The Jared Box project was started in 2001 by the children at Our Lady of Victory School in State CollegePA to honor their classmate and friend, Jared. He was a brave little boy who battled cancer with courage and faith that continues to inspire us all.

The Jared Box Project Link

Jared Boxes From 2010