Number of Participants: 15
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $127
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: December 10, 2018
To kick off the season of giving last month, Pierson Middle School students packed up 40 boxes of surplus books to donate to The Book Fairies, a nonprofit organization that collects reading materials for people in need throughout the New York metropolitan area. The effort was organized by school library media specialist Kira McLaughlin.
The Book Fairies Executive Director Rebecca Kennedy Lakhani wrote a note to the school describing her appreciation.
“Thank you so much for your generous donation of 40 boxes of books. The books will go directly to high need schools and community outreach programs across metropolitan New York, directly impacting literacy rates in local neighborhoods,” Lakhani wrote.
In just five years, The Book Fairies has donated over 1,400,000 books to more than 550 organizations in disadvantaged communities. “With 1 in 4 children growing up without learning how to read, it is so important to share our resources to help them learn and grow,” Ms. McLaughlin said.
The students and Ms. McLaughlin coordinated with instructors and teachers to ensure the children and communities in need received a donation of diverse materials focusing on major subjects of curricular studies.