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Thanks to hundreds of generous donors, the 2018 Greater Hartford Holiday Book Drive has collected more than 5,000 new and used books and raised over $1,000 to purchase new books for children in need... and we're still counting!
New book donations will be distributed to students who participate in literacy programs through Children's Reading Partners and its affiliates. Used books will be given to school libraries, and monetary donations are used to purchase additional books for students.
Teachers tell us that many of Greater Hartford's at-risk students don't own a single book of their own... but thanks to your generosity, we will now be able to give these children brand new books to read, keep, and love.
Special thanks to the book drive's co-sponsors, the Rotary Club of West Hartford and the Miale Team at Keller Williams Realty, and to our four dropoff locations for 2018: Beth El Temple, Beth Sholom B'nai Israel, Congregation Beth Israel and Keller Williams Realty. And a very special shout-out to book drive organizer Bennett Forrest, who makes the book drive so successful year after year!