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Hurricane Sandy Book Relief!! @Scholastic



Students from The OLC School look over books donated by children's book publisher Scholastic Inc. in Jersey City, New Jersey, January 8, 2013. Schools in the New York and New Jersey area that suffered damage due to Hurricane Sandy will receive one million books from Scholastic with the help of K.I.D.S. to replace those destroyed in the storm. (Photo courtesy of Scholastic)

To assist schools and libraries that suffered damage during Hurricane Sandy, Scholastic pledged ONE MILLION BOOKS through Book Grants.

Starting this week, more than 100 schools from NY and NJ that applied for grants are picking up anywhere from 500 to 10,000 books each for their school and classroom libraries to replace lost books.

  
Anna Mae Stefanelli, principal of The OLC School, looks over books donated by children's book publisher Scholastic Inc. in Hillside, New Jersey, January 8, 2013. Schools in the New York and New Jersey area that suffered damage due to Hurricane Sandy will receive one million books from Scholastic with the help of K.I.D.S. to replace those destroyed in the storm. (Photo courtesy of Scholastic)

Scholastic is working with the nonprofit K.I.D.S., Inc. (Kids In Distressed Situations, Inc.) and three of its partner organizations to manage the distributions – so it’s a real for-profit/non-profit collaboration. 

Within the first week of pick-ups at three warehouse locations, Scholastic will have distributed 391,300 books!


Amazing! -Cym

Scholastic Book Grants

1 comment:

  1. That's great! It's so nice to hear about these big companies really helping out.

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