As you may be aware, Sunday’s tornado devastated three elementary schools in Guilford County. The structures of these schools were severely damaged and resources such as books left unusable. Students of these schools are being relocated to other schools where available classroom space exists. Approximately 50 classrooms will need to be outfitted with furniture, supplies, and books.
How can we help? A high need of the school district is stocking each new classroom with an in-class collection of grade-appropriate books so that children can continue the development of their literacy skills and passion for reading. Working in partnership with the Guilford Education Alliance, we have organized a book drive for the UNCG community to provide these classrooms with much needed books. There are two ways that you can contribute to this book drive, through either donating new or gently used age-appropriate books that you currently have or donating books purchased from an Amazon wish list.
How to Donate Used Books?
Donate books that you currently have that are appropriate for children in grades K-5.
You can bring any such books to one of our two drop-off locations:
– Jackson Library lobby
– School of Education building lobby
How to Donate Books from an Amazon Wish List?
There are particular books for which the classrooms will have high need, and we have established an Amazon wish list with these titles. To view the full list, you must log in to your Amazon account.
Books purchased here can be shipped to the gift registry address, which is the School of Education’s Teaching Resources Center.
UNCG Teaching Resources Center
1300 Spring Garden Street
310 School of Education Building
Greensboro, NC 27402
The schools need these books immediately so that students transitioning schools can enter classrooms having an inviting and engaging atmosphere for learning. Ordering and dropping off books in the coming days will have the greatest immediate impact. The book drive will conclude on Friday, April 27.