KATONAH, N.Y. -- Increase Miller, Katonah and Meadow Pond elementary schools each held book drives to share with others their love of reading.
At Increase Miller and Meadow Pond, the efforts were organized through local non-profit organization Front of the Class. The two schools collected approximately 1,500 lightly used books to donate to the Lansingburgh Central School District in Troy, N.Y. “The kids and their families are surprised elementary schools in a community less than two hours away don’t have reading areas like we are fortunate to have in our KLSD elementary schools,” said Front of the Class President Bill McCormick. “Front of the Class is grateful for the support of the KLSD and the generosity of its families in helping us complete this project. Their book donations will help pass on the gift of reading to kids in Troy for many years to come.” One Meadow Pond student said as he collected books for the drive, “I know they will like this one because it’s one of my favorites.” Increase Miller students also participated in the Heifer International Read to Feed initiative, raising $6,209.58 through sponsors of the students’ reading. The funds raised through the Read to Feed East Africa Dairy Project program were also matched, bringing the school’s total to $8,504.16. The money will help send girls to school in Africa, as well as purchase farm animals to help families earn a better income.
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