My sister, my niece, much of my Mississippi family lives in Batesville, MS.
This week, one of their schools burned to the ground, overnight. While they were able to save the historic brick school building next door, it was devastating to the 15 kindergarten and 2 Pre-K classrooms.
They've set up a Google Doc for donations:
(On that google doc, there's a link to order via the Scholastic Store. CLICK HERE-- They're having a big summer sale right now.)
For my writer friends whose books are K and Pre-K, scroll down for the address to send a copy of your own book, if you're so inclined.
Here's the memo from the school and the volunteers who are working to supply those classrooms:
On July 10, the Kindergarten classrooms at Batesville Elementary in Batesville, Mississippi, were completely destroyed by fire.
Please help us replenish their children’s book collection.
What You Can Do:
Follow the directions on the attached Google Spread Sheet.
Choose a book or books to donate.
Place an order. Most are found on Amazon.
Have the books shipped here:
211 Jones Street
Batesville Mississippi 38606
Thank you so much!
Lydia, Kacey, Jessica, and Laura
LaSherry Irby, Principal
Batesville Elementary School