Spring Clean Book Drive.
Spring cleaning, the annual event undertaken by many, has also been turned into an opportunity to help others. Grandma’s Gifts began this project as a simple request to friends and neighbors asking them to donate the books they no longer read or the ones their kids had outgrown that were discovered as they cleaned their closets and shelves each spring. Word has spread and the Spring Clean Book Drive has grown into a project resulting in the donation of hundreds of thousands of books to Appalachia. By partnering with community groups to advertise the collection. Fliers are distributed which explain the project and ask for the donation of new or gently used children's books. Collection boxes are placed in local stores, libraries, and community centers. Volunteers then pick up the books, clean, sort, insert book plates, and ship the books throughout Appalachia.. Collections of books have been placed in hospitals, schools, battered family shelters, health clinics, child welfare agencies, head starts, community action organizations, and bookmobiles.