Holiday Book Drive Collects Thousands of New Books
Reading Around the World received an amazing donation of thousands of brand new books last December. We are super grateful and want to send a big THANK YOU to our friends at Barnes and Noble for supporting our literacy programs during their annual holiday book drive, and to their generous customers at the Bee Caves store. The store clerks at Barnes and Noble, the world’s largest bookseller, were wonderfully kind to let customers know about the book drive, and helping to raise awareness of the needs of children who have no books. The magic of this holiday season will continue for years, helping thousands of underprivileged children get a quality education.
RAWLI will be taking the books we collected to build a new library at Karakata Primary School in the Ilala School District in Dar es Salaam. Karkata Primary School, which serves more than 1,200 students from age 7 to 13, does not have a library, and the teachers are excited to hear the good news that they will soon have books to help educate the children.
We also want to send our heartfelt thanks to the students of Canyon Ridge Middle School and Vandegrift High School and to the directors of the National Honor Society, for your volunteer assistance. Your help was instrumental in making this event a success! You are truly world changers.