The Go-A-E book Program has been serving the group of younger readers since Ruskin’s Heather Hindman launched the initiative to gather and donate books in 2016. By way of group donations of youngsters’s books, Hindman has been capable of distribute over 4,500 books to colleges, lecturers and college students in simply eight years.
“As a former instructor, I had bins and bins of books in my storage. I beloved them a lot that I hated to half with them however lastly determined they’d be put to raised use within the fingers of youngsters to like them,” stated Hindman, who additionally attributes this system to her husband, who needed the additional area within the storage.
After seeing the quantity of group curiosity, Hindman turned the donation right into a program that turned an ongoing Bryan Hindman Electrical Firm service challenge. Since its inception, the Go-A-E book Program has turn out to be a household, enterprise and group effort as Hindman has watched her entire firm get entangled.
She works together with her rapid household to distribute books however obtained assist from her co-workers, Brandy Nelson, Christine Hannon, and group challenge coordinator Virginia Trotta.
Lots of their electricians have helped carry and cargo heavy donation packing containers, and her kids assist transport books to the donation websites as properly.
“One wonderful group member determined to arrange a makeshift library for the youngsters residing in her condo constructing and we have been proud to be part of that,” defined Hindman. “Our greatest occasion is the [Parents and Children Advance Together] yearly commencement, the place the youngsters and their siblings select books to take house to learn over the summer time.”
The Go-A-E book Program principally donates Ok-2 image books and chapter books for third by way of fifth graders, nevertheless it accepts all books for college kids. This yr, it’s particularly on the lookout for extra board books to present away.
Whereas lots of the donations come from households and thrift shops, the Go-A-E book Program simply obtained an enormous donation of round 250 books from Collins Elementary Faculty. These books got to new lecturers in Hillsborough County.
To donate books to the Go-A-E book Program now, deliver the image/chapter books to 1517 U.S. Hwy. 41 S. in Ruskin. Later this yr, the drop-off web site will change to 10021 Carr Rd. in Riverview.