Success Won’t Wait begins library renovations at the Boys and Girls Club in Elsemere, Delaware

This weekend, we began an exciting new project with the Boys and Girls Club of Delaware for the Fraim Center, which is located in Elsmere Delaware. The Boys and Girls Club serves the needs of more than 35,000 children and teens at over 40 locations throughout Delaware.

Boys and Girls Club intern Ashley McNeill selects hundreds of books which will enhance the teen center, including SAT prep, reference materials and lots of books for pleasure.
Boys and Girls Club intern Ashley McNeill selects hundreds of books which will enhance the teen center, including SAT prep, reference materials and lots of books for pleasure.

The slogan of the Boys and Girls Club – Be Great – really sums up their mission to change the lives of children and help them learn the strategies that will make them productive, responsible and caring citizens. Boys and Girls Clubs like the Fraim Center provide quality programs for the kids that focus on educational enhancement, physical education and character building.

Success Won’t Wait volunteer and high school senior Ashley McNeill is currently a fulltime summer intern at the Fraim Center. After her initial tour of the facility she quickly realized that the three on-site “libraries” (one for K-3rd, one for 3rd – 5th, and one for 7th-teen) could use some updating, reorganization and of course lots of new books!

With that goal in mind, she called a meeting with Fraim Center supervisors and Success Won’t Wait volunteers. With a partnership firmly in place, the group targeted the teen center as the first area for improvement.

This weekend, several hundred books were chosen for the teen center and installation is set to begin on Monday, July 13. Books include: SAT prep,  materials, College prep materials, Life skills materials, High school required reading/classics, Reference materials for homework help and Books for pleasure.

Ashley, Matt and Christine McNeill take a well deserve break from sorting books for the Boys and Girls Club. They are pictured here on "Mount Shakespeare", aka our pile of unsorted donations.
Ashley, Matt and Christine McNeill take a well deserved break from sorting books for the Boys and Girls Club. They are pictured here on “Mount Shakespeare”, aka our pile of unsorted donations.

 Success Won’t Wait is currently accepting donations of books in the above categories for the teen center. In addition, books will also be needed for the K- 3rd grade center and the 3rd – 5th grades center.

If you have books that you would like to donate for this project, please contact us at 302-388-9669. Or visit us at 1729 Marsh Road in North Wilmington (corner of Marsh and Silverside Roads). Our office is open Monday – Friday 9 am-12 noon and 1 pm-5 pm.

For more information on the wonderful work done by the Boys and Girls Clubs, please visit http://www.bgclubs.org

Founded in 2002, Success Won’t Wait, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit literacy organization based in Wilmington, Delaware. Want to learn more about Success Won’t Wait’s literacy projects, how to donate used books in Delaware, or volunteer your time? Click on the About Us tab to learn more.

Read now, because success won’t wait!

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