As part of our Lower School Book Fair (photos), children and their families collected small change to raise money for All for Books, a program sponsored by Scholastic Publications, which helps raise money to provide books for children in need. The Lower School raised over $500 – which was matched by Scholastic – to purchase books.
During their recess times Lower School students in kindergarten through fifth grade volunteered to visit the book fair and select books for local children. We were able to purchase over 90 books, and this week students put together packages organized around a theme such as “Biographies for a Second Grader” or “Newberry Winners for a Fifth-Grade Reader” and wrapped them in festive paper. We are now getting ready to work alongside the Center for Food Action right here in Englewood to distribute beautifully gift-wrapped book packages to local children.
According to fourth-grader, Danny, this was a fun project to be involved with “because it’s going to help children in Englewood to have a happy holiday, and I think it’s nice that kids who can’t afford books can have them.”
The Lower School would like to thank all the families, faculty and friends who helped us raise money for All for Books! We are thrilled to be able to give back to our community at this time of year and always.