Cazenovia High School seniors created a book drive to donate books to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Within a two week period, they were able to collect over 100 books. The senior class was asked to bring in new children’s books, along with chapter books up to a seventh grade reading level. Four seniors: Laura Clements, Chris Hale, Courtney Holt, and Jake Marconi, and their class advisors, Nicole Littlepage and Trisha Moesch, delivered the books on April 5th after school. Once the books were brought to the hospital, they will then be distributed around to the children by the hospital’s librarian. The children are able to choose one book to bring home. The books that aren’t chosen are then given to new families in America or families who may need some new books for their toddlers of young teen readers.
To sum up the experience, being able to have the opportunity to give back to a community other than my own was heartwarming. While going through all the books, I couldn’t believe how many we had collected. The group that went to the hospital to give the books are such amazing people! I hope the children will enjoy the books, and I also hope that this will turn into a tradition at Cazenovia High School.
Article written by Laura Clements, Class of 2019