Sunday, October 10, 2010

Students Conducting Book Donation Drive

The  University Service Center at Tennessee Tech will be collecting new and used children's books this month as part of an effort to help low-income pre-school children. A collection tub will be located outside Room 108 of the University Center all month.  And on Saturday, Oct. 23, the community will be invited to bring books to campus for National Make a Difference Day from 9 am to 2 pm. This year the focus is on Early Childhood Development in Putnam County. Because the Pre-K program is based on low household incomes, the children in these programs are considered educationally "at risk." Organizers say the books that are collected will be taken into the Pre-K classrooms for the children to take home with them. What is left over will be distributed to the teachers to have in their rooms.The last week of the month a team of TTU students will go into the classrooms to deliver these books and to spend a little time in each room reading to the kids.