The past few weeks two separate book drives have been underway. Laura Powell, a teacher at Holy Comforter Episcopal School in Tallahassee, was at the helm again this year, helping to collect books for Kids in Need - Books in Deed. The students and faculty at HCES have been hugely generous over the years, giving thousands of books to this program. They clear out their bookshelves of books they've outgrown and make room for the books they're growing into, all the while passing beloved books onto others. It's not just the sheer quantity of books that come from HCES but also an incredible quality, including classics, bestsellers, and award-winning titles.
At the same time, Tallahassee United Futbol Club (tufc.org) was running its first book drive. Soccer players of all ages showed up each week with cleats, shin guards, soccer balls ... and bags of books. Kids in Need -- Books in Deed is very thankful to TUFC director, Alex Minton, for his support of kids in our community and for promoting both generosity and literacy.
Books will be donated to the supervised visitation program at Florida State University and shipped out to underprivileged children throughout the state.