LOOKING FOR A WAY TO CONTRIBUTE THIS MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY? DONATE YOUR CHILD’S GENTLY USED BOOKS TO A PERKIOMEN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL BOOK DRIVE ON JAN. 21!
COLLEGEVILLE – Perkiomen Valley High School students will be organizing a book drive for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the American Youth Literacy Foundation as part of their efforts to serve others on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21.
Student volunteers will be collecting books that are appropriate for children ages 6 months up to five years old at the Perkiomen Township Municipal Building between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21. Families who would like to donate may bring their books to the basement-level entrance of the township building, which is located at 1 Trappe Road in Collegeville.
The books that are collected will be donated to CHOP, which partners with the Reach Out and Read organization to provide books to children and families during visits to the doctor as well as to create a literacy-rich environment in waiting rooms. The American Youth Literacy Foundation would use the books in its free after-school tutoring programs for elementary-school aged children who struggle with reading. Most of the group’s tutors are high school and college student volunteers.
The book collection will be one of several volunteer projects that Perkiomen Valley High School students will be taking part in on Jan. 21 as a way to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of service.