LLI Cincinnati Summer Institute Students Collect over 1,200 Books!
LLI Cincinnati students collected over 1,200 books and donated them to Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, and Crayons to Computers in their “Pages 4 Patients” community service project. “Pages 4 Patients” is a community service project developed by LLI students to provide reading materials to children in hospitals who are away from home and school. The book drive took place the first three weeks of the LLI Summer Institute when 9th-12th graders were present. The initial plan was to focus on providing books to Children’s Hospital, but so many books where collected that additional hospitals and non-profits were included. The responsibility of collecting, distributing and sorting the books was placed solely on the students and incentives were provided for bringing in the most books.
“Pages 4 Patients” was a huge success! The 10 LLI students that collected the most books enjoyed a trip to Orange Leaf as a reward for their efforts and the entire student body felt the personal reward of providing families in their own communities with more opportunities to read, even while recovering in a hospital bed.
Way to go LLI Cincinnati students!