MOORE, Okla.- A group of local students and teachers are teaming up to help kids at Plaza Towers and Briarwood Elementary schools begin reading again.
Volunteers from Greystone Lower Elementary School are donating more than 5,000 new books from the Heart of America Foundation.
Each school will receive four classroom library carts full of library books and three books for each student to take home.
“We wanted to do more than restock the shelves with library books at Plaza Towers and Briarwood Elementary Schools,” says Angie Halamandaris, co-founder and president of The Heart of America Foundation. “We wanted to get the community involved and show students they can make a difference.”
Greystone Lower Elementary had its library made over by The Heart of America Foundation in 2011.
Organizers say the students were eager to give back and support their peers in Moore.