East Fort Worth Business Association donated $5,400 to purchase 500 library books

East Fort Worth Business Association donated $5,400 to purchase 500 library books for 
9 eastside schools
Diverse Books Donated to Spark Student Interest in Reading

Diverse and culturally-relevant books will soon be in the hands of 
Fort Worth ISD students attending elementary schools within the Eastern Hills Pyramid.On Tuesday, Nov. 14, nine librarians from the Eastern Hills High School Pyramid, elementary feeder campuses to the high school, met to sort and label books purchased with a $5,400 donation from the East Fort Worth Business Association.
Librarians at each school received $600 to purchase books culturally-and-racially relevant for their student populations in an effort of sparking an interest in reading among students at an early age. ﷯
Recipients of the books are Sagamore Hill, Meadowbrook, Eastern Hills, West Handley, East Handley, Atwood McDonald, John T. White Leadership Academy, Lowery Road and Bill J. Elliott Elementary Schools.
“We hope our donation serves as an example that other civic, social, professional, community and neighborhood groups choose to follow,” said Wanda Conlin, East Fort Worth Business Association president. “Just think of the positive difference we can make if we all band together to support our schools either through books, volunteerism or other forms of activism.”
The book donation falls in line with the community-wide 100X25FWTX initiative, an effort to have all third-graders reading on grade level or above by 2025. Superintendent Kent P. Scribner is partnering with Mayor Betsy Price and Matt Rose, BNSF executive chairman on the collective effort to engage families, caregivers, businesses, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations and the faith-based community in accomplishing the goal.
Additional photos are on EFWBA.org at bottom of page.

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