Progress! Whatever It Takes, Clarke County Schools, and Clarke County Recycling have all agreed to help with an October book drive here in Athens.

If I can’t get it done with that kind of help, someone should just fire me. It’s all about the drop-off locations. I think I’ll have them settled in the next 2 weeks, but this aspect will make or break the book drive. Fingers crossed… prayers and best wishes gladly accepted! In the meantime… anybody know where I can get a smokin’ good deal on some storage bins to leave at the collection sites?

In other news:

  • My niece/indentured servant MK has gone to pick up the first wave of books from Classic City Orthodontics; can’t wait to see what their patients have donated.
  • My sister Taylor is having a book drive at her tennis tournament this Saturday. She’s expecting more adult books than kids’ books, but I can turn those into store credit in a flash.
  • I’m meeting with the Clarke County Family Engagement Action Team (I didn’t know we had one!) in a few weeks to tell them about Books for Keeps and get their input on how to best reach kids in need.
  • Fellow blogger Jillian invited Books for Keeps to the Piedmont College Community Service Fair; that’s certainly a first!
  • And… we’ll know the identity of our 2nd adopted elementary school any time now!

Every 3 books we get turns 1 child into a proud book owner. Three little ol’ books, probably sitting unwanted on someone’s shelf right this minute….. Clean off your bookshelves everybody!