Books for Babes is an early literacy project initiated by Tau Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. They serve two local hospitals in San Joaquin County, St. Joseph's Medical Center and San Joaquin General Hospital. Each newborn baby is provided with Baby's First Book with includes passages to read to baby and parent information on why it is important to read to baby from birth. Books for Babes is funded by grants and donors who believe children who have been read to will be life long learners. Books for Babes offers an opportunity for individuals to honor friends or family members. Each donation is tax deductible.