Saint George, UT, April 27, 2010 – You brought them. University of Phoenix boxed them, and will now deliver them to the Washington County School District. Your donated books will change lives. From April 5-23, Donation Bins were set up at University of Phoenix – St. George Campus. Over that time, 45 boxes of gently used books were received and will now be delivered to benefit students and families in Washington County.
This donation project was in celebration of Earth Day. The books will go to the Washington County School District and if any books can’t be used by the school district, they will be donated to the Washington County Library and in turn the books will be channeled to where they can do the best good. All types of books, from children’s to adult’s, hardback and paperback, were donated. Greg Robinson, Operations Supervisor for University of Phoenix, St. George Campus stated, “This continues to prove that southern Utah residents care about their children and the environment to make this donation project such a success. Those books that are too worn will be appropriately recycled while others may be sold to raise funds for new books. Utah elementary schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, and other literacy programs that serve children in need will be the recipients.”
“Currently, 61 percent of low income families have no children’s books in their homes and that is tragic,” said Darris Howe, VP/Director of the University’s Utah Campus. “With help from the people in our surrounding communities lie we have recently seen, we can drive that number down.”
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