Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Scholastic Donates 1 Million Books to NJ/NY!



Hot off the presses from 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.  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, we will have distributed 391,300 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)

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)



This New Jersey Blogger says THANK YOU, SCHOLASTIC!!!!


For more information:
Scholastic
K.I.D.S. - Kids In Distressed Situations

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