NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven students gave the gift of reading to those less fortunate on Wednesday, donating books to a local library for the homeless.
The books came from schools and students around the city. They will go to groups in need across the state, including shelters for the homeless and victims of domestic violence.
“It feels really good because we know that there is a lot of people that need it, and so it felt nice to actually help someone that couldn’t read or have any books to read,” said one seventh-grader.
“It can take you to a different place just by opening the book, so it would be a struggle to be where I am without books,” said eighth-grader Carina Andrea.
The library will be operated by the nonprofit organization “New Reach Inc.”