September 1, 2014

4-H’ers collect books for elementary students

Riley Delancy
Club reporter
Throughout the year, the Country Hearts 4-H Club has collected new or gently used books to donate to kids in Kansas City. One of the club leaders, Anna Schuster, sorted more than 500 books and marked them for different age groups.
After sorting the books, club members wrapped them all. The Country Hearts 4-H Club has worked on wrapping the books at several meetings throughout the year. The majority of the books were wrapped during the service project portion of our 2013 Day Camp.
These books will be delivered to an elementary school in Kansas City. There will be a book for each child for on his or her birthday. The children will get to take home and keep the book. The hope is that this will promote reading at home. If it works, the kids who get the books will develop a love of reading. Unfortunately, some underprivileged kids don’t get to have as many books as a lot of kids.
The club received a great donation of books from Olathe Tiny Tots that were bought from a consignment business in Olathe called Here We Grow Again. Wrapping paper was also donated. This service project took a lot of time, but it will be worth the work when all of those kids get books.

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