Westwood Elementary School in West Dayton needs book donations
“Once the books are collected, they are delivered to Westwood Elementary School,” Steel explains. “Some of the books are placed in the school’s new book vending machine. Students earn tokens by having good attendance, following directions, and showing other positive behaviors. Students can then use their tokens to purchase a book from the vending machine. The aim is to promote literacy and inspire students to read.
Books are also placed in the small free library which is located outside the main entrance to Westwood.
“MVUUF not only provides popular children’s books; they also emphasize books featuring diverse characters, positive messages, and role models,” Steel says. The goal is to ensure that all children have access to high quality books with characters and stories they can relate to.
Here’s what they need:
You can drop off books between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the school, 2805 Oakridge Drive in Dayton. Another option is to bring books between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday or Friday to Steel at his home, 810 Warrington Pl. in the Patterson Park neighborhood (southeast of Patterson and Shroyer.)
For additional questions or to arrange pickup or various returns, contact Steve Steel at 937-304-4087.
“No donation is too small,” Steel says. “The fraternity will also be accepting monetary donations to purchase books. To donate online, use the following link http://bit.ly/mvuufdonate and scroll down to the donate slot for the Westwood/Wesley Book Drive or send a check payable to MVUUF and with “book reader” in the memo line to: MVUUF, 8690 Yankee St., Township of Washington, OH 45458.
According to Steel, several other elementary schools in Dayton — including Fairview, Edison and Cleveland — also have small libraries. You might want to call them to see if they would also accept book donations.
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