Last week I participated in a service event in which I donated and organized books- the event was called Project Cicero Book Distribution. I along with other volunteers helped Project Cicero organize, display and distribute gently-used children’s books to teachers from under-resourced public schools in NYC. I brought nearly 10 books mainly for kids in Kindergarten or 1st Grade. Afterwards I stayed to organize books and put them in boxes to be shipped to the under-resources schools.
Looking back on this event, although it may not have been as labor-intensive as other events, it was just as significant in the scheme of service. I am glad that I was part of the attempt to help underprivileged children, whose schools don’t have the resources to obtain these resources- in this case the “resources” being books. I haven’t read these books in over 10 years and wasn’t planning to any time soon and without a doubt this was the best possible thing to do with them.