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Phillips students collect books for re-reading


December 29, 2009

Students at Pittsburgh Phillips K-5 practiced a different kind of recycling that benefits everyone!.

The students donated books that they had finished reading so that others could benefit from reading – and rereading them.

After about 2,000 books were collected, teachers sorted them. Some were kept for use at Phillips and more than ten other boxes were donated to the Learning Tree, the Children's School, Train Up a Child, Shuman Center, St. Anne's K-8 School, Greentree Family Literacy Center, Hill House, Children's Hospital, The Women's Place East, and Discovery House.

Each student who brought books had a chance to win one of 24 prizes that were donated by parents and staff. As an added bonus, some people from Discovery House will be coming to Pittsburgh Phillips in January to read books to some of their students.

Many Phillips' families have cleaned off their bookshelves just in time to receive more books as holiday presents. And, just as important, many other children will now have access to books, too.


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