Spring Brings Many Activites
This Spring has been a busy time for Books are the Beginning. In February students from Texas State University's Terry Scholars joined other BATB volunteers to sort through close to 100 boxes of books that had been donated to BATB.
In March, University of North Texas Dallas campus held a book drive for our next Uganda library in 2017. Over 100 books were collected by students and faculty of UNT-Dallas.
April brought our last book distribution to Stevens Park Elementary, Lida Hooe Elementary and James Hogg Elementary in Dallas, Tx. Each student at each campus, approx. 1500 students received a new book for their home library. Seeing the smiles and excitement on each students face was priceless. For many, these books are the only books they have at home.
May brings the end of the school year. Beginning May 11, each Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade student at 5 San Marcos, Tx elementary schools, will receive a new book for their home library. Sage Bank and Frost Bank of San Marcos along with HEB Tournament of Champions are the main sponsors of this project. The excitement of each child makes our mission a success.