Annual Children’s Book Drive Update

| January 8, 2015
The Webster Works Worldwide Children's Book Drive collects new and gently used books for children from infants to teens, donating them to schools and other agencies serving low-income families.

The Children’s Book Drive collects new and gently used books for children from infants to teens, and donates them to schools and other agencies serving low-income families.

The 14th annual Children’s Book Drive, a Webster Works Worldwide project, continued to receive donations through the end of the year.

The book drive is coordinated by the Student Literacy Corps (SLC), a community service program which trains and places Webster students as reading tutors in schools and other educational agencies in our community. SLC tutors serve many students who have limited access to books. The generous donations of Webster University community will have a significant impact.

Through this drive, Webster students, faculty, and staff have donated new and gently used books to schools and family literacy programs serving children from infants through adolescents. By donating these books to schools and agencies in low-income areas, we have shared our of love of reading with children who have limited access to quality children’s books.

So far a total of 576 books have been collected and delivered to the following agencies:

Artists As Tutors (an afterschool program for Ferguson students)

  • Bayless High School
  • Cornerstone Center for Early Learning
  • Patrick Henry Academy
  • Woerner Elementary
  • Walbridge Elementary

Thank you to all who contributed. If anyone would still like to donate, please contact Kate Northcott at northcot@webster.edu to arrange for pick up.

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