Monday, September 17

HOW TO donate books at the oc book festival

There is nothing greater than a child discovering the love of reading. We at Fairmont believe that every child should be encouraged to explore new worlds through reading and should have access to all types of books--from fantasies to science fiction to biographies. We are excited to help make that dream a reality by hosting the second annual Book Drive at the upcoming Children’s Book Festival in Costa Mesa. 

Last year we joined forces with Fairmont student and budding philanthropist Megan Mettler to bring a Book Drive element back to the annual Book Festival. Megan's Kids Read! project and her passion for donating books caught the attention of Barry Ackerman, the co-founder of the Book Festival, who invited Megan to partner with Fairmont to start up a Book Drive at the event. 

The result was an awesome drive, which collected over 700 books that were donated to local schools and non-profit organizations. 

We are excited to continue the tradition with the second annual Book Drive on Sunday, September 30. We will host the drive at the Fairmont Schools Booth (#110), and we will be accepting donations from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Please bring all your book donations--new and gently used alike. The Mettler family will be there to organize the books and ensure they are donated to the best place depending on grade level. Those who donate two books or more will receive a Book Festival t-shirt (while supplies last).

We look forward to seeing lots of our Fairmont families out enjoying the event and supporting this great cause! 

Contributed by Alyssa, Fairmont Private Schools 

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