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National Honor Society Book Drive

posted Jun 2, 2015, 9:47 AM by brrichards@rsu20.org   [ updated Jun 2, 2015, 9:51 AM ]
The SDHS NHS is working in partnership with the WORLDWIDE BOOK DRIVE (worldwidebooks.org) to collect books to help fight illiteracy in the World. Nearly 800 million people are still illiterate. Schools and towns in our own country have lost complete libraries due to natural disasters.

WBD's focus is to make books directly available for donations to schools, libraries and domestic and international charities. They have sent 1,826,00 books to over 50 countries including our own. Their mission is to improve global literacy and the environment through more efficient recycling of books. 

All books are used, no matter what the subject area or condition.  About 6% of the books are sold to cover expenses. Obsolete or badly damaged books are sent to a life skills center for the handicapped where they are recycled and provide jobs.

The NHS  will be collecting these books until the second week in June and then boxing them for shipping by the organization. As educators the one thing we can all agree on is the value of reading and books.

Books can be to the office of SDHS or the Central Office.
For more information contact Martha Stamp at mstamp@rsu20.org or call 548-2313.