Phyllis Choy Promotes Literacy Through Book Drive

Water Pointe Realty Group congratulates Phyllis Choy on her recent book drive to promote literacy. Donations were made to Thelma Pitman Preschool, the Edna Runner Tutorial Center, and Drexel Senior Public Housing Development.

Phyllis facilitated a very successful drive last year. She surpassed her initial goal of 400 new books and in the end collected more than 1,100 books for the children of Belle Glade & Pahokee. Phyllis was even featured on WPTV News Channel 5 for her efforts!

“The book drive promoting literacy was a thought that occurred to me during the pandemic — how can I help when public libraries are all closed,” she said. “As a Commissioner with the Palm Beach County Housing Authority, I knew many of our residents could not afford to purchase new books. My goal was to collect and distribute donations throughout public housing sites in Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay. The generosity was overwhelming.”

After the impact that was made in 2021, Phyllis decided to do it again. This year, however, the books she collected were donated to both children and senior citizens. Over 600 children’s books were delivered to Thelma Pitman Preschool as well as the Edna Runner Tutorial Center. Another 600 books and tablets were delivered to the Drexel Senior Public Housing Development.

“This year the focus was on children in Jupiter and seniors in West Palm Beach,” Phyllis said. “Literacy is a must for all ages! The generosity and kindness shown by everyone who donated books is so very appreciated.”

In total, Phyllis Choy has received more than 2,300 book donations over the last two years. Her efforts are imperative to the communities she serves and many people would not have access to literature otherwise. Water Pointe Realty Group is extremely proud of Phyllis and her passion for helping others.