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Review for Philadelphia Reads, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

For the past three years, Lynnewood Elementary school has run a book drive to support the Book Bank at Philadelphia Reads. This is a simple service project. The fortunate children at Lynnewood unload their home bookcases (to make room for new books) and donate their gently used children's books to the book bank. They understand that the book bank helps to create classroom libraries in lower income schools. At the end of the week, the students pack the books in boxes and parent volunteers deliver about 700 beautiful books to the Book Bank at Martin Luther King High School. The staff at the book bank is very interested, organized and helpful. We will try to get all the local elementary schools in Havertown to participate in this project next year!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I have seen how a few dedicated volunteers at a book bank can make a huge difference in the lives of less fortunate children. The volunteers were easy to reach and very accomodating.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help Philadelphia have many more children reading at and above grade level. Helping children learn to read and enjoy reading can change their world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Donor & ran a book drive to support the Book Bank.