Children's Book Drive to Benefit Hurricane Matthew Victims
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Looking for a way to help those hard hit by Hurricane Matthew? You can now donate a new or used children’s book through a book drive organized by the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources in partnership with the North State Journal.
“So many families have lost everything following Hurricane Matthew, and for the children displaced by this disaster — that includes books," says Susan Kluttz, Natural and Cultural Resources Secretary. "Books and stories can serve as an escape from our daily troubles, and it is our hope that this effort will bring some joy and comfort to the families affected by this storm."
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The book drive already underway invites the public to drop books in the 65-gallon bins located at these Raleigh locations:
- North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd.
- North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St.
- North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St.
- North Carolina State Capitol Historic Site, 1 E. Edenton St.
The books will be collected and delivered to shelters, schools and public libraries in the following eastern counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Nash, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Wayne and Wilson.
What a nice idea. Sending a book is a simple act with a powerful impact. It conveys a message to parents that somewhere in the state someone cares, and for a child, it can be a magic carpet to a more secure place and time. Choosing the book you send with your own child can signal to your own offspring that compassion matters.