19 Oct

Assistance League Plans National Book Drive as Chapters Nationwide Support Make A Difference Day

Assistance League of Tulsa is sponsoring a children’s book drive in support of Make A Difference Day,a national day of community service scheduled for Oct. 27. New or gently loved books for children in grades kindergarten through eighth are being collected Oct. 22 to Nov. 2 at Tulsa Teachers Credit Unions, Steve’s Sundry Books & Magazines and Assistance League of Tulsa’s Bargains Resale Shop.These books will be presented the week of Nov. 5 to Tulsa Public Schools with mentoring programs, Lakeside Residential Center and Tulsa Advocates for the Protection of Children. The Assistance League of Tulsa book drive is being replicated across the country as part of a nationwide project of Assistance League for Make A Difference Day. The organization is encouraging all of its 120 chapters to participate in conjunction with its national signature program, Operation School Bell, with a national goal of collection and donation of 100,000 books. This national endeavor is an extension of chapters’ everyday work to meet needs in their communities, with nearly 250,000 students receiving support toward improved literacy just last year. “While this one day in October is Make A Difference Day, the real story is that Assistance League makes a difference every day in communities across the country,” said Anne Neish, president of the national organization. For more information about Make a Difference Day, go to www.handsonnetwork.org/MakeADifferenceDay. Assistance League of Tulsa Bargains Resale Shop 3408 E. 11th St., Tulsa, OK 74112   The books collected will be presented the week of Nov. 5 -9 to: Tulsa Public Schools mentoring programs with the greatest need Anderson Burroughs Celia Clinton East Central Hale Lindbergh MacArthur Marshall McClure McKinley McLain Sequoyah Springdale Tulsa Met Whitman   Lakeside Residential Center Residential treatment program for male and female youth who are judged to be delinquent. Youth and families are involved in an intensive family treatment program and also attend educational classes provided by Tulsa Public Schools. Tulsa Advocates for the Protection of Children Partners with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services to improve the lives of abused and neglected children in Tulsa County through advocacy, resource development, best practice service provision and community outreach. We would like to thank Ryan Medico from Tasc Movers for donating boxes to collect the books for our Children's Book Drive.