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Spotlight on Charity – Books-A-Go Go

Books-A-Go Go is a 501c international nonprofit organization that collects used and new children’s books and gives them to children from low income families. These books are distributed through schools and organizations that support these children. Since its inception in 2007 by Deercreek resident, Betty Metz, Books-A-Go Go has given out over one million books to needy children in the US and abroad. Books are necessary in the home to improve their literacy, to develop a love for reading and to experience the world through books. Books-A-Go Go is run by volunteers, so 100% of all donations are used for the purchase of books and their distribution. Thousands of books are given out each month during the school year. Books are given to The Bag Ladies to put in bags going to children in homeless shelters. The Salvation Army, Mandarin Food Bank, Families of Slain Children, migrant children in Saint John’s County, pediatric hospice children and missionaries going to foreign countries have received free books from Books-A-Go Go.

The DWA will have a children’s book drive for Books-A-Go Go from August 1st-14th. The focus is on used and new books for Pre-K through 5thgrade. For this drive, activity books, kid’s magazines and even half used coloring books can be donated. A Books-A-Go Go bin will be placed at the guardhouse or donations can be dropped off at Natalie Jackson’s house at 10135 Deercreek Club Road. All are needed and much appreciated!