Recently, the SJ Boys Read! boys volunteered at a BookSmiles event held at the St. Anthony of Padua School in Camden. Hundreds of books were handed out to unprivileged children in the area!
The boys of SJ Boys Read! have partnered with BookSmiles to run book drives in the Moorestown area throughout the year. We believe that reading books that are fun, interesting, and challenging should be available to anyone, no matter their socioeconomic status.
BookSmiles collects, sorts, and redistributes donated books to benefit under-served students in NJ and Philadelphia, as well as to teachers for their classrooms. The organization describes their goal as "irrigating book deserts" in underserved areas by reallocating literary resources from wealthier communities.
Look for the BookSmiles sign/bin at:
Baker Elementary School
Moorestown High School
Moorestown Friends School
Moorestown Library Children's Department
Roberts Elementary School
South Valley Elementary School
Upper Elementary School
Or donate directly at one of our events!
In the Fall of 2013, SJ Boys Read!, in conjunction with Moorestown High School, collected over 1,400 books for the CamdenForward School run by Urban Promise. We were pleased to donate the books to the school and we hope they will help foster a love of reading and learning among the students.
For more information about Urban Promise and the CamdenForward School visit, please visit their website at www.urbanpromiseusa.org
In September of 2009 SJ Boys Read! collected and donated school supplies and hundreds of books to George Washington Elementary School in Camden, New Jersey.
The supplies were distributed to students to promote the importance of reading.
SJ Boys Read! visited the Shri Rajkumari Bai Bal Niketan orphanage in Jabalpur, M.P. India in October of 2013. Bal Niketan means home for children. Books and toys were donated for the children. All the children enjoyed spending time together and learning about each other.
During a trip to Peru in August of 2013, SJ Boys Read donated school supplies and books to the kindergarten class in Comunidad de Choquepampa , Tipón ". It is located one hour south of Cuzco. The children were very appreciative and thankful for the supplies. SJ Boys Read learned about the local people and Peruvian culture in the process.
In July 2012 Shailen, Vishal and Shaan Doshi and Sahil Tilak went to visit and contribute on behalf of SJ Boys Read! to the Manyara Ranch School. The school is located outside of Arusha in Tanzania. Books that SJ Boys Read! had collected for giving to the Manyara Ranch School were donated to multiple classrooms throughout the school, all of which were grateful for the supplies, which were immediately put to good use.