Read To Succeed Received Over 1600 books in Siegel Elementary Teacher’s Book Drive

Dec 17, 2021 at 09:40 am by WGNS

Jolene Radnoti of Read To Succeed talks to Mrs. Pope's class

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Read To Succeed received 1613 gently used books Wednesday from Siegel Elementary teacher Angela Pope’s student book drive.

The book drive took place between Nov. 16 and Dec. 10 by Pope’s students. Over the course of the book drive, students went out into the community in search of used books to donate to Read To Succeed.

“The students had a lot of fun with the book drive and helping Read To Succeed,” said Pope, “The effort from them is extraordinary, and I couldn’t be prouder.”

One student remarked that reading and writing is one of her favorite activities and that she is happy to share her hobby with more people. Another student explained that he enjoyed the book drive since charitable donations have been a long-standing family tradition.

The books will go toward Read To Succeed’s family literacy programs that help pre-K through high school students connect with their peers and learn more about the world and themselves through diverse readings. Additionally, Read To Succeed will distribute the donated books to Rutherford County students and families in need as part of the organization’s community events.

“We strive to bring literacy to families in need. To see Ms. Pope’s students want to help us in that mission is heartwarming and very moving,” said Katie Cundy, Read To Succeed family literacy coordinator.

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The books will go toward Read To Succeed’s family literacy programs that help pre-K through high school students connect with their peers and learn more about the world and themselves through diverse readings. Additionally, Read To Succeed will distribute the donated books to Rutherford County students and families in need as part of the organization’s community events. “We strive to bring literacy to families in need. To see Ms. Pope’s students want to help us in that mission is heartwarming and very moving,” said Katie Cundy, Read To Succeed family literacy coordinator.

 

 

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