The Annie P. Ainsworth Memorial Librar held a community coat drive.
Bristol Library collected for their local food pantry: The United Church of Bristol. Their challenge was Fill the Tote. Their patrons did a great job, one even bringing boxes of baby diapers. Their tote had to be emptied 3 times in the 1 week.
Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Fifth and Sixth Graders made dog toys for local animal shelters.
Mahopac Public Library
Mahopac library partnered with United for the Troops to collect comfort items to send to men and women serving in the military overseas. Large red bins, as well as a list of comfort items requested, were provided by this organization. The collection was held from October 13-19. The Great Give Back project culminated in a Cards for the Troops event on October 19 from 10 am – 2 pm.
Newark Public Library
Newark Public Library collected feminine hygiene products for a month ahead of time and then assembled Period Packs on TGGB day to distribute to a women’s shelter and a drug rehab facility in our community. They assembled about 150 Period Packs, educated their community about Period Poverty, and gave people a chance to give back. It was a win/win all the way around!
Palmyra Community Library
The Palmyra Community Library collected brand-new items for newborn babies to be donated to Green Angels, a non-profit organization that serves families in need in Wayne County. The organization knew of 4 soon-to-be-born babies who would need clothes, diapers, formula, etc. Palmyra Community Library patrons enthusiastically filled a Pack-and-Play with necessities for babies including hand knit blankets and of course plenty of board books!
Reed Memorial Library
Reed Memorial Library collected for The Women’s Resource Center