Congregation Beth El in Voorhees hummed with activity during its MLK Day of Service. We were so pleased to accept excellent donations from Ben Miller, who collected several bags of books from friends who attended his last birthday party (yes, he wanted books to donate over presents), and from the Grossman family, who brought over 300 books that their four kids have outgrown!
Mark Ciechon, director of Finance for PATCO, stopped by with loads of books donated by office employees. BookSmiles is super excited that PATCO has invited us to be a featured non-profit for its PATCO cares program later this year. How ideal to "station" ourselves at a train location to collect books and spread the word!
Finally, Nancy Lubars provided a generous donation that allowed us to go nuts at Bargain Book Warehouse at Ellisberg circle. They sell brand new children's books anywhere between $2 and 5 dollars. The donation was made in memory of Nancy's mother who loved reading!