Occupational Therapy wins WCHHS book drive

A few of the books collected in the 2018 Waldron College Book Drive to support literacy among the region's homeless children.

The Waldron College of Health and Human Services (WCHHS) has completed its inaugural book drive, collecting more that 400 books.

The Department of Occupational Therapy earned bragging rights and a December place on the WCHHS Wall of Fame by accumulating more than 200 donated books to lead the three-day effort. The new and gently used books will, in turn, be donated to New River Valley children who are experiencing homelessness or living in vulnerable situations. The books collected will be distributed through three organizations working with that population: Project Sprout, Project Hope and the Eckenrod Foundation.

“These books will nurture a love of learning and literacy in children and adolescents through the New River Valley,” said  WCHHS Associate Dean Corey Cassidy, chair of the Waldron College Equity Committee that organized the drive. “Thank you to all who donated or helped with the drive.”

Nov 19, 2018
Don Bowman
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