Book Charity Drive

National Honor Society collects donations


Minha Shabbir

NHS members are donating many books to the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation. The organization exceeded their monthly goal with a total of 651 books.

National Honor Society (NHS) is hosting a book charity drive with Barbara Bush Library which will be once a week until mid-December.  Students can earn one hour for every five books donated with a limitation of six hours through donations.  Also, students can volunteer during the times that the NHS will be collecting books to earn more hours. 

The first book drop-off was seen as a hit, and the NHS officers are excited for the coming ones.

“I’m very glad to see how successful our first book drive was,” senior officer Rommel Caballero-Juarez said. “Our team knew that books were something that a lot of NHS students had an abundance of and wanted to help the community by making sure they were recycled to another group of children who could give the books new value. I look forward to more book drives and seeing how many books we can collect.”

The first book drop-off exceeded the officers expectations.

“I was overwhelmed by the response our NHS members had in regards to the book drive we hosted to help the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation,” senior Marina DeSouzaOliveira said. “We had set a goal for the month and exceeded our expectations with a total of 651 books. I was amazed at the amount of people who were prompt to help not only run the drive, but also donate several books. It was heartwarming to be a part of an opportunity like this, bringing our community together for a common goal, especially with how hard things have been at this time.”