Thursday February 22, 2018
Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School (FHTMS) sixth grade student Sabrina Brunet is asking community members and school families to donate gently used books appropriate for middle school age readers to raise money for UNICEF. Brunet’s book drive is her school Passion Project, which allows students to plan a project of their own choice. Working closely with her FHTMS social studies teacher, Christine Nold, Brunet decided she wanted her project to be about helping others.
“At Orchard School last Halloween, we were able to collect donations for UNICEF with a box, by going trick or treating,” says Brunet. “My dad found a matching donation online to double the money. That was when I realized that it’s so easy to make donations and help people.”
Collection for Brunet’s book drive began last week. The community is invited to donate any used middle school or young adult books that are in good condition. Possible titles include the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling or any age appropriate books. For other examples, think young adult books like classics by Lucy Maud Montgomery or Madeleine L’Engle or bestsellers by authors John Green and Jeff Kinney. Book donations can be placed in a collection box, which can be found in the FHTMS lobby, 500 Dorset Street, now through March 15.
The donated books will be resold to FHTMS students for one to two dollars at a book fair March 15. As part of Brunet’s Passion Project, all proceeds will be donated to UNICEF.