Newark students share books and hope with Puerto Rican kids

For Naomi Salazar, a second-grader at South 17th Street Elementary School in Newark, reading isn’t just fundamental, it’s a foundation of hope.

“I feel sad that they don’t have any books to read, and I want to share my books so they can read them,” 8-year-old Naomi said. She and her school are involved in a program to provide books to school children in Puerto Rico, which is still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria.

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Local organization launches online book-donation platform

Madison Reading Project

A local nonprofit organization has launched an online book-donation platform that allows donors to buy a diverse range of books for underserved children in Madison.

The Madison Reading Project, an organization that provides children’s books and programming to underserved children, teamed up with Collaboration for Good, a communications group that supports other social welfare efforts, to create the online donation platform.

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“SM Northwest French club donates children’s books to KC area refugees”

You may have noticed that I love stories about various folks & groups donating books 🙂

The Shawnee Mission Northwest High SchooL French National Honor Society chapter gathers recently to collect books for a family of refugees in the Congo. Seated, from left, are Rachel Tao and Caroline Sanders;  standing, from left, are Rachel Albright, Lauren Spear, Henry Tomasic and Mabel Anstine. Not pictured: Jackson Burnett

Giving back is the essence of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School’s French National Honor Society.

Last month, the organization completed one of its first major service projects of the school year by collecting and donating 124 new and gently used children’s books to a family of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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