Friday, February 15, 2013
What I Did for International Book Giving Day
Yestereday was International Book Giving Day - a day to celebrate books by giving a child a book. So yesterday I packed up 5 boxes of books with some friends to send to a Long Island school whose library had been totally destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.
And then we packed up another 6 boxes of books to send to Project Cicero. What is Project Cicero, you might ask? I will let it speak for itself:
Project Cicero is an annual non-profit book drive designed to create – or supplement – school and classroom libraries for children in under-resourced New York City public schools. Since its inception in 2001, Project Cicero has distributed over 1,800,000 new and gently used books to 10,000 New York City classrooms and libraries, reaching an estimated 400,000 students. We receive donations from individuals and families from over 100 independent, public, and parochial schools each year, and have received generous contributions from many book publishers.
Project Cicero is a partnership of New York City parent and student volunteers, The New York Society Library, Vornado Realty Trust, and The New York Post, in association with Teach for America New York and the New York City Teaching Fellows.