Carrie Downie Elementary School receives over 400 children’s books from Success Won’t Wait

The school year is almost over, but we aren’t done, yet!

Success Won’t Wait recently donated over 400 books to Carrie Downie Elementary School in New Castle, Delaware. The event was part of the Colonial School District book giveaway which will make a free book available for every K-5th grade student in the district.

The donation included plenty of just-can’t-put-it-down-books for the school’s young students. just a few favorites include Cam Janson, Nate the Great, Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, Charlotte’s Web, Wonder, and of course, plenty of Dr. Seuss! These books were culled from Success Won’t Wait’s collection and are books that the students may take home and keep.

Over the next several weeks, event organizer and Success Won’t Wait co-founder Vincenza Carrieri-Russo will visit each of the other elementary schools in the District to hand out books and take the opportunity speak to the students about the importance of reading (especially over the long summer months!).

Putting together such a large-scale donation was made possible due to the ongoing committment of our student volunteers from the Mount Pleasant High School Special Education Program. Many thanks also go to Vincenza Carrieri-Russo for acting as Coordinator for this project, Irene Huschle-Ledford of Mt. Pleasant High School for scheduling volunteers, retired Colonial School District teacher Mace Bloom who has been volunteering tirelessly every week prepping the donations and Jennifer Ashby, M.Ed. Instructional Technology Coach at Colonial School District for ensuring that the entire process runs smoothly.

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, or volunteer your time? Click on the About Us tab to learn more.

Read now, because success won’t wait!


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