November is coming to an end. The temperature is dropping, the sky teases snow, and students wish for nothing more than to curl up fireside with a novel. This season, members of the school community have the chance to grant that opportunity to others, as well: Warde’s DECA chapter is hosting a book drive. From November 21st through the 30th, students can drop off new or lightly used baby books, picture books, and chapter books for elementary or middle school readers. All proceeds will be put into practice by the local organization Books 4 Everyone, who work towards a goal of promoting literacy within Fairfield County. Since their beginning in 2015, they have delivered over 250,000 books to schools, libraries, homeless shelters, and food banks in need.
“One thing that’s unique about Books 4 Everyone is that the organization keeps track of where the donated books end up, so we know which schools or community organizations receive our donations,” notes Gwen Kardos, co-Vice President of Warde’s DECA chapter. “It adds a personal element to the book drive that makes it all the more uplifting.”
DECA is an international organization that works through chapters in both high schools and universities, preparing leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, management, hospitality, and finance. Members gain access to a network of business leaders, as well as chances for practical application of the skills they hope to hone in the future. For instance, DECA’s marketing team designed the posters for the book drive!
Books can be dropped off in one of Warde’s three House Offices during school hours. Aside from the satisfaction of having done something kind, students who donate will also receive points for their respective school houses, which will be incorporated into the score tally for Warde’s upcoming Battle of the Houses event.
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