One Kind Act, One Million Stories
This is one story … that leads to a million stories. And it has a happy ending.
Scholastic, the largest children’s book publisher and distributor in the world, is donating ONE MILLION books to schools in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, whose book collections were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy last Fall.
Hundreds of thousands of books were reportedly destroyed by flood waters. Many books just floated away.
The president of Scholastic’s Classroom and Community Group, Greg Worrell, told one online newspaper that, “Reading can … build resilience and grit to get through difficult times. You can find a message or a positive word or a moment in a book that can give you just what you need to get over that hurdle.”
You can click below to see a news story about it and children’s excitement at receiving the books.
Scholastic is coordinating its effort with the charity K.I.D.S. (Kids in Distressed Situations). If you are a school administrator and would like to apply, there’s still time. You can click here to apply.