CHAPEL HILL, NC – Carolina Meadows’ Book Harvest fundraising and book collection drive in February resulted in a donation of 278 books and $732 to Book Harvest, a local nonprofit whose mission is to provide books to Triangle children in need.
The books donated by Carolina Meadows residents will build home libraries for two-dozen local low-income children, said Ginger Young, CEO of Book Harvest. “The funds will support our efforts to ensure that all our kids are growing up in home rich with books.”
The gift will “make a big difference in the lives of local kids, and we at Book Harvest are grateful,” Young added.
Spearheading the project at Carolina Meadows were Marion and Howard Diamond and Anna Marie Drake, members of the Carolina Meadows Community Outreach Volunteer Committee. Drake made and donated a “Very Hungry Caterpillar” quilt for the project, as well as the “Very Hungry Caterpillar” book and CD. Howard Diamond delivered all the donated books and funds to Book Harvest.
Since 2011, fueled by the generosity of thousands of book donors, Book Harvest has donated more than 243,000 to children to take home and keep for their very own.
The Carolina Meadows book collection drive was such a success, organizers say they will continue to accept donated books for Book Harvest throughout the year.