Book Donations for Hindi's Libraries

Since starting the book drive in August, Victoria has collected 650 books from her classmates and community members.  thumbnail135658
Since starting the book drive in August, Victoria has collected 650 books from her classmates and community members.

Walt Whitman Sophomore Victoria Isernia started a book drive to encourage donations of used children’s and teen’s books. The inspiration for the drive came from the leadership camp she attended over the summer. The camp suggested that they initiate service projects and if they complete one and worked hard on it, they would be invited to attend a leadership conference in the winter. Victoria decided to start one of these service projects and chose to organize a book drive because of her own love for reading. Victoria, who plays softball, volleyball, is Co-President of Natural Helpers, and is involved in the Interact and Ambassadors clubs, has already received 650 books since August. The books that she collects will be brought to an organization called Hindi’s Libraries that honors the legacy of teacher Dr. Hindi Krinsky who had a passion for reading and love for literature. “By donating and helping this organization,” Victoria shared, “you’re not just helping our school, you’re helping all of the kids who want to read.”

Donations of new and gently used children’s and teen's books can be made at the Walt Whitman High School main office until October 18th. All books are donated to Hindi’s Libraries and distributed across the country to spread the love of literature with thousands of children. For more information about Hindi’s Libraries, you can visit their website here. Thank you Victoria for contributing to this worthwhile organization!