Leto Copeley participated in the Hillsborough Rotary Club’s exceptionally successful book drive, a nine-month campaign to collect children’s literature for local organizations that work to improve literacy among low-income children in Durham, Orange, Lee, Johnston and Wake counties. The project was a group effort of District 7710 of Rotary International, which includes all the Rotary clubs in the counties covered by the book drive. Nearly 52,000 books were collected, far exceeding the District’s goal of 45,000.
The aim of the Rotary book drive is to put books in the hands of every child so as to eradicate inter-generational illiteracy. According to the US Department of Education, 14 percent of American adults (approximately 32 million) are illiterate.
The organizations benefiting from the drive are Book Harvest, Communities in Schools, Read and Feed, and YMCA of the Triangle. Read more about the event here.
Rotarians work locally, regionally and internationally to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The Hillsborough Rotary Club meets every Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m. at The Village Diner.