While some children were sleeping in late on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, others were volunteering time collecting books for children who don't have any. Book Harvest , a NC nonprofit group, set a goal of 10,000 books that was reached by early in the day on January 20. At the end of the day, more than 30,000 books were collected at the drop off site held at the Carolina Theater in Durham, NC.
MLK Day was magical for Book Harvest. And your hard work and generosity will be felt for weeks to come: every book that you donated will soon be in the home of a new young reader, to treasure and to keep. We simply couldn't do our work without you! Ginger Young, Book Harvest Founder and Executive Director
Book Harvest provides books to Triangle (NC) children in need. Since 2011, fueled by the generosity of thousands of book donors, children have harvested more than 170,000 donated books and taken them home to keep for their very own.
If you missed the opportunity to help this week, you can still get your tweens involved in the following ways:
- Volunteer to help sort books. Every Tuesday from 10 to 1, Book Harvest staff work with volunteers at their Durham, NC location.
- Donate books at any of the triangle locations listed on the website or ship them to Book Harvest.
- Hold a fundraiser to sponsor a bookshelf. Books for Free bookshelves are available at health clinics and other locations that serve low income children.