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Thank you for making our book drive a success!

A big, big thank you to everyone who helped make our book drive in partnership with Words Alive a huge success!  Thanks to all of you, we were able to collect a whopping total of…drumroll please…645 books!!  (With a few more still rolling in!)  In fact, Words Alive has informed us that this was one of their most successful book drives of the year!

Our happy hour on April 29 offered a fun way to bring all of the books together and wrap up the project.

We would especially like to thank our collection box hosts:  Grace Viola, Peggy Makie, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Michele Wyngard, Robin Dodds Lang, Ali Herndon Ortega, and Jessica Cubeta.  And congratulations to Peggy Makie for collecting the most books!  For this, she earned a $25 Better World Books gift certificate!

The new and gently used children's books gathered through all of your hard work and generosity will be used to build a lending library
at a local Childhood Development Center and to help spread the
love of reading to many of Words Alive's other program sites.

If you still have books to donate, it's
not too late!  You can drop them off M-F, 8:30 am-5 pm, at the Words
Alive offices:

5111 Santa Fe
Street, Suite 219, San Diego, CA 92109

For more info. about Words Alive and how you can help, please
visit their

(l-r: Bobbi Weaver, Robin Dodds Lang, Michele Wyngard,

Amanda Quist, and Amanda Bonds, Words Alive Program Coordinator)


Just a few of the books we collected

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Peggy Makie receiving her gift certificate

2 Responses to “Thank you for making our book drive a success!”

  1. Daria says:

    Wow! 645 books! What a great outcome! Thanks, Kate, for heading up the book drive and helping make it such a wonderful community project.

  2. Kate Vigderson says:

    Thanks, Daria, but I couldn’t have done it without everyone’s help, especially Bobbi. Thanks, Bobbi! And thanks again to everyone who collected or donated books. 🙂


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