By Dupé Aleru|May 12, 2011|10:05 a.m.
Fourth grade students’ at Hawthorne School is proud to be a part of the “kids helping kids for literacy” as they collected 3,664 gently used children's books to be delivered to 107th Street School in Los Angeles.
The donation was administered through the Book-Ends organization—a nonprofit organization based in Southern California and whose slogan is “kids helping kids”. Book-Ends’ recycles children’s books through the use of student-run book drives and delivers the gently used books to schools and youth organizations who are in need of books.
During the one-week service learning project, Hawthorne students were deeply involved in the step-by-step process. Students created posters and fliers to inform people and the community about the book drive.
After the collection of books, the books were counted and sorted into grade level boxes. Upon the arrival to 107th Street School, Hawthorne students had the opportunity to read some of the donated books to both first and second grade students at 107th Street School.
In the end, Hawthorne students reflected on the project by writing a paragraph describing the process and how they were honored to contribute books to a school that is in need.For more information on Book-Ends, visit www.bookends.org.