That’s how many usable books it will take to reach every child attending an Athens-Clarke County elementary school in May 2012. 82,044. We’ll still be collecting books for middle and high school students too. We’ve got the warehouse, now we need the books!

According to the 2010 Census, Athens’ 39% poverty rate now ranks #1 in the nation for towns its size. Let’s lay the groundwork for improving Athens’ kids academic success. Let’s give them books.

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