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Letters for Better prepares for annual drive

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Reading is an essential skill in life that can also be considered an escape for many. However, many students are not fortunate enough to be able to put on a comfy pair of pajamas and snuggle up in bed with a good book. This year, the Letters for Better club is working with the Pajama Program Organization to provide less fortunate and foster children with new books and pajamas. 

Each year since the club’s founding in 2011, Letters for Better has hosted a book drive to collect and then donate books to children. This is the first year the club is working with the Pajama Program.

“[The Pajama Program] gives to less fortunate children so they can have a good night and feel special and loved,” senior Taylor Castro, co-president of the club, said. While the program is nationwide, there are three chapters in south Florida: Palm Beach county, Broward county, and Miami Dade county. 

The drive is geared towards collecting books at the K-6 levels, but any level book will be collected and are encouraged for donation.

Donated books and pajamas have to be new. Throughout the year, the program hosts events where each child receives one new book, one new pair of pajamas, and a meal.

The drive will begin Nov. 27 and run until Dec. 8. Most books that are collected are usually from Lower School, but high schoolers are strongly encouraged to donate as well. Donations can be brought to the donation box in Mrs. Zaviezo’s room, 7205.

Joanne is the editor-in-chief of this publication. She is a junior at American Heritage School in Plantation, Fla. Although this is only her second year on the newspaper staff, her passion for journalism is a crucial part of her life. Joanne is also a member of the Chinese Honor Society, Quill and Scroll and Key Club. She is treasurer of the English Honor Society and a secretary and historian for the Mu Alpha Theta math team. In her free time she enjoys writing or listening to music, and always welcomes new artist recommendations.

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