20 Dec Bridge of Books Foundation Celebrates One Million Books Donated!
LAKEWOOD, NEW JERSEY. On Tuesday, December 18th, Bridge of Books Foundation celebrated the donation of one million books while joining students, faculty and school officials at Lakewood Middle School in Lakewood, New Jersey. The event included the distribution of more than 1,500 books to 450 middle school students to promote the development of literacy skills and encourage their love of reading. The non-profit, all volunteer-led organization made its first book donation back in 2003.
“At Lakewood Middle School, we strive to offer our students the foundations they need in order to become successful in such a demanding world,” said Richard Goldstein, Principal of Lakewood Middle School. “We are honored to join Bridge of Books Foundation in celebrating their one millionth book donated and look forward to continuing to partner with them in support of our mission to help build strong relationships between our parents, students, staff, and the community.”
Bridge of Books Foundation partners with corporate and individual volunteers, community groups, schools, book publishers, and other like-minded organizations to collect, sort, and distribute tens of thousands of new and gently used books each year. The 1,000,000 books donated to date have helped hundreds of thousands of children throughout all of New Jersey’s 21 counties make books a consistent part of their environment. Studies show, that access to books can have a direct correlation to future life successes.
“One million books collected and donated is an achievement of tremendous pride for Bridge of Books Foundation,” commented Bridge of Books Foundation Founder and Executive Director Abby Daly. “We are very grateful for the thousands of volunteers and community and corporate partners who have helped us since 2003 and who continue to support our mission to provide an ongoing source of books to children in need. All children should have ongoing access to books and we are happy to highlight this occasion with these middle school students.”
The 1,500 books were delivered to the Lakewood Middle School a day before the event by Vonage as part of their continued support for Bridge of Books. The leading provider of business cloud communications has graciously donated the use of their facility in Holmdel to Bridge of Books since 2015. Vonage employees have also donated time, money and resources to the organization.
About Bridge of Books Foundation
Bridge of Books Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-led organization. Their mission is to provide an ongoing source of books to children in lower income communities throughout New Jersey in order to support the development of literacy skills and to encourage a love of reading. Based in Holmdel, New Jersey, Bridge of Books collects books through book drives, individual donations, publisher overstocks, and corporate donors. Books are then distributed through various agencies, community events, schools, and other venues. Since its founding in 2003, Bridge of Books Foundation has facilitated the donation of more than 1,000,000 books to children in lower income communities across New Jersey.
For more information, contact:
Bridge of Books Foundation
Tel: (732) 291-4755