Happy New Year! We are very pleased to report that we delivered 41,614 gently books this year, bringing our 3 year total to over 122,000 books! The 96,000 kids books have gone to 102 schools and homeless shelters, and 26,000 adult books were delivered to 30 senior centers and community organizations. All of the recipients were thrilled with the books and it was lots of fun to share some of their amazing stories in these posts.
We want to thank all of our book donors for their continuing generosity. 65% of our books come from Greenwich residents who drop books at the recycling center's Book Swap, 16% are from Darien Book Aid, and the rest come from a growing list of wonderful school librarians and community organizations including Greenwich Country Day School, Cos Cob Library, Wilton Library, Darien Boy Scouts, New Canaan Library, Perrot Library, Convent of the Sacred Heart, Book Smart, Greenwich Academy, Mead School, Central Middle School, Daniel Warren School, Julian Curtiss School, Mamaroneck French American High School, Greenwich Junior League, Neighbor to Neighbor, and Scarsdale Woman's Club.
None of this would be possible without Julio Reinoso who coordinates all of our Bridgeport contacts and deliveries, and Gerhard Peter who maintains libraries at 16 senior centers, nursing homes and medical centers. He delivered 7,500 books this year for a total of over 21,000 since 2015.