Hamlin’s Autumn Book Drive


To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his (or her) country.    -George Washington

For many years the Hamlin School has worked to support literacy in San Francisco by conducting the Literary Lion Book Drive. Over the last couple of weeks a dedicated group of students and parents have been collecting, counting, and sorting books. The books will go to Hamilton Families, The San Francisco Education Fund, and the Children’s Book Project. Leading the charge are 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who work during lunch and recess and are supported by Hamlin parents Kana Muraki, Diana Young, and Kathy Shepherd.

Organizers anticipate that Hamlin will collect close to 3,000 gently used books. The donated books are received with great appreciation. In the past, Hamilton Families has gifted the books to individual children who are experiencing homelessness. The San Francisco Education Fund plans to distribute some of the books to teachers at Bessie Carmichael School for use during guided reading instruction. The Children’s Book Project maintains a warehouse full of books that are available for teachers, social workers and others who work directly with underserved children in San Francisco.

The book drive runs through November 18th. Please put your books for donation in the baskets near the reception areas of either McKinney or Stanwood.

Indigo speaks about why this work is so important:


To learn more about Hamilton Families, the San Francisco Education Fund, and the Children’s Book Project, please visit: https://hamiltonfamilies.org/  http://sfedfund.org/  http://www.childrensbookproject.org/

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