On January 15, Bruce students flooded one of the school's classroom for their chance to pick out a new book. The excitement at Bruce as students sorted through the hundreds of books available was palpable.
The free book giveaway was organized by Books for Me, a non-profit Vancouver-based charity formed with the purpose to get books into the hands of elementary aged students who might not otherwise have a chance to own their own books.
As of January, the organization has placed over14,700 books with Vancouver students. The books are sourced from book collection drives held at schools, companies and other organizations.
Organizers are encouraging anyone interested in volunteering or hosting a book drive at their school or place of work to contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here or below to view some photos from the event. Click here to read about the event on Bruce's school blog.
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