With just one month left to donate to the 2011 Link to Literacy Children’s Book Drive, organizer Tamye Marchina tells windsoriteDOTca that they are within reach of surpassing last year’s total of 3,048 books.
All books collected will be put into the hands of children who may not have the opportunity to own their own books.
Books will be donated to children in the Windsor/Essex County area and high-need elementary schools in October 2011 to get them off to a good start for the school year. Many of the children in these schools live in economically disadvantaged areas or have challenging family situations and have no access to buy books or no means of transportation to get to a library.
This is also a great way to recycle books and share the joy of reading.
If you are interested in donating your own books, contact Tamye Machina at 519-978-1517. You can also drop books off at 2065 Edgemore Avenue in LaSalle.
Please ensure that the books are in good condition. The organizers request that no textbooks or encyclopedias be delivered. Books that are suitable for kindergarten to grade eight are welcome.