Book collection benefits younger children

During the “Books for backpacks” project students brought in gently used books to  be given away to children in need.

“Books for backpacks” is a nationwide program of the Feeding America Network since 1995. “Books for Backpacks” book drive was held from March 17-18. The homeroom that brought in the most books, on each grade level, will receive a pizza party.

 Randi Hovan and Chris Knot-Hallinan are the leaders of the “Books for Backpacks” program here at the junior high school. This program has only just started this year.

Their original goal was set at 500 books, and they reached over that; they’re still counting and the number is over 1000 or more.

“They have collected enough books for each child to have up to 10 books,” Knott-Hallinan said.