Recently, Avalon staffers had the opportunity to do some spring cleaning while making a real difference in our community. Avalon’s office building in downtown Washington, D.C. was challenged to hold a used-book drive by the terrific local nonprofit Turning the Page. Turning the Page’s mission is to link D.C. public schools, families and our community so that, together, we can ensure D.C. students receive valuable educational resources and a high-quality public education.
I’m proud to report that my Avalon colleagues and I donated 80 books to the effort – with a special shout-out to Margaret Romig, who donated 40 of them! And with Avalon’s $5 match per book, we also raised $400!
The books will be sold at Turning the Page’s 12th annual Carpe Librum used-book sale, where 50,000 used books, CDs, and DVDs will be for sale. All proceeds will fund Turning the Page’s programs in Washington, D.C. public schools to bring together parents, students, school administrators, community groups, and others to help improve every child’s learning experience.
We were happy to play a small part in funding this excellent organization’s mission. For book sale information and to read more about Turning the Page’s important work, go to its website.