Book Drive Updates and Looking Forward

(left to right) Carolynn Choi (Chair of NYU GSI), Jason (Digital Marketing Coordinator), and McKenzie (Director of Operations) with some of the donations

(left to right) Carolynn Choi (Chair of NYU GSI), Jason (Digital Marketing Coordinator), and McKenzie (Director of Operations) with some of the donations

We’re excited to update everyone on the success of our recent Bring on the Books Drive! Admittedly, we were unsure if we could pull it together in time because the opportunity had presented itself somewhat last-minute. However, thanks to the support of NYU Student Government’s Global Service Initiative (GSI) and NYU Service, as well as that of the amazingly giving NYU community, we collected over 400 books in a week!

The sorting process! Organized into children’s books, YA, novels, textbooks, and misc

The sorting process! Organized into children’s books, YA, novels, textbooks, and misc

We can’t stress enough how important your contribution is to our cause; there are always individuals who can and will benefit from the books you reroute. Especially with the proliferation of e-books and digital publishing in general, those with access to these technological resources have the privilege of reading more books at a lower monetary and physical cost. The educational and technological divide between those who can access rich pools of literature and those who cannot only deepens. With your support, we are able to move toward bridging this literary gap.

The books have been rerouted to the following schools and organizations:

Successful Book Drop-Off at P.S. 244!

Successful Book Drop-Off at P.S. 244!

Looking to the future, we’re anticipating the release of our app, Bring on the Books (BOB), which will connect people with gently-used books directly to the organizations, shelters, and schools that need them!

Thoughts or comments? Feel free to leave them below or reach out to us via Facebook (/BringOnTheBooks) or Twitter (@BOtBFoundation)!