Dozens of books donated by Kings Park residents will help children in need start the school year off on a new page.
The Kings Park Farmers Market held a school supply and book donation drive on Aug. 25 for children in need. An "outpouring of generosity" has led to boxes of books being prepared for children in need and to be given to a local day care.
"The Kings Park Farmers Market would like to thank our community for the wonderful outpouring of generosity for donations of books and school supplies last Sunday at our market. This week Reading Reflections picked up all donations and is in the process of distributing books to a large back to school fair for children in need," said Aly Elish-Swartz, co-founder of the Kings Park Farmers Market.
Reading Reflections, a small grass roots organization that serves local communities around the world with books and school supplies, has picked up the donations.
The donations were brought to a back-to-school fair hosted by Harry Schein, where children picking up school supplies were offered to pick out a book or two to keep.
A large donation of books will be delivered to Harbor Day Care later this week, according to Reading Refections.
The remaining books will be given to Hopes and Dreams, a non-profit organization, and sent to benefit school children in Nigeria.